National Rail site crashes under flurry of snow enquiries


National Rail site crashes under flurry of snow enquiries

Ian Grant

National Rail's website crashed this morning under the strain of a 600% increase in traffic as commuters sought information on delays caused by last night's snow fall. National Rail claimed the snow was the worst to hit the South East in 60 years.

A spokesman for National Rail said he could not say what the normal level of web traffic was as he was still trying to get into his office. “It is  pretty high normally as this is one of the main ways people find out about travel arrangements,” he said.

“This is the worst snow since 1947, so you would expect an increase in enquiries.”

At the time of writing there was no indication when the in-house-run website would be up again.

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