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'IT glitch' blamed for £10,000 railway ticket

Credit: ITV West Country

A technical glitch has been blamed after first class train tickets between two towns 64 miles apart were reportedly being sold for £10,000.

The price is said to have been quoted for a ticket between Taunton and Trowbridge, to travel on June 20 - £9,987.30 more expensive than the standard class fare.

It means anyone forking out for the ticket would pay around £156 a minute for the trip.

Screenshots of the error have been shared widely on social media.

Credit: Great Western Rail

Sounds like standard prices for via London trains.

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The online ticket seller the Trainline said it gets its fares from Great Western Rail, and the error was being removed.

A Great Western Railway spokesman told the Wiltshire Times: "We are aware of an IT glitch which has published fares for a first class journey that does not exist.

"We are working to remedy this as soon as possible."

On the Trainline, the glitch now seems to have been fixed - with no first class tickets available for the journey, and standard singles selling for £12.70.

Credit: The Trainline