TORONTO — Via Rail says “high demand” derailed Wednesday sales of a $150 youth pass for unlimited travel across Canada in July.
The Canada 150 Youth Pass, which is intended to coincide with celebrations in honour of the country’s sesquicentennial, went on sale Tuesday.
But a company spokeswoman says sales were temporarily suspended “due to high demand.”
Due to high demand, sales of the Canada 150 Youth Pass are temporarily suspended.More info will follow once the situation is resolved.
— VIA_Rail (@VIA_Rail) March 29, 2017
The spokeswoman did not answer questions about how many of the passes would be available or have been sold so far.
The site is back up and running, but Via Rail says customers should expect delays due to high customer volume.
The pass is intended for young people between the ages of 12 and 25. But students who are 26 and older with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC) can also purchase it.
In the promotion announced in February, pass holders can travel coast to coast in economy class but must book using the Escape fare category, which is subject to seat availability.