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A prepare ticket app is providing a bargain “BritRail” move providing limitless rail journey – however provided that you’re not a UK citizen.

Rail journey firm Trainline has been plugging the provide on its web site which is encouraging prepare customers to snap up the move. The move can also be obtainable instantly from BritRail on behalf of its creator the Rail Delivery Group, a membership organisation that works on behalf of the rail trade.

But UK prepare passengers are completely seething on the provide because it’s a lot extra beneficiant than these given to people who find themselves British.

The BritRail move prices £568 for a month and permits ticket holders to journey wherever they need across the total nation. You may buy it to cowl days or even weeks for a less expensive value.

However, the one related provide for UK residents on Trainline is that if they purchase a month-to-month rail move on the app and specify the 2 stations they want to journey between. One instance of this can be a month-to-month move for between Milton Keynes and London which prices £598 which saves passengers £24.90.

Trainline mentioned on its web site: “A BritRail Pass is a single prepare move that lets you journey throughout the UK as a lot as you need for a set quantity of journey days.”

It added: “Enjoy everything Great Britain has to offer. Whether you want to visit London and see Buckingham Palace or go on a trip to Edinburgh and take in the stunning views from Edinburgh Castle, the BritRail Pass will make your train travel in the UK as easy and smooth as possible.”

However, the offer is not available to British citizens or those who have lived here for more than six months.

BritRail – which sells the tickets on behalf of British Rail Group – clarifies the terms of the offer on its website.

It said: “You should purchase a BritRail Pass in case you are not a UK resident. Anyone who has lived within the United Kingdom for the final six months or extra will not be entitled to purchase a BritRail Pass.

“BritRail Passes are sold only overseas, so remember to purchase before you travel to Britain!”

But one livid X person took to the social media platform to vent their anger.

They posted: “Just get a BritRail* pass from @thetrainline between £96 (two day pass) and £598 (monthly pass)

“*Unavailable unless you’re NOT a UK citizen and have not lived in the UK for the last six months or more.”

“It’s absolutely insane that tourists can buy these but living in the UK can’t. It would be great to encourage people to use trains more often & travel around the UK for a holiday without using a car or booking flights,” mentioned one other fuming rail passenger.

Another mentioned: “Yeah but… “You can use a BritRail Pass if you’re not a UK citizen and have not lived in the UK for the last six months or more. There is a similar one for UK residents, but the costs are far greater.”

“I’d never heard of the BritRail Pass until now and I’m very irritated. Specially as between the ages of 30 and 60, Railcard options are extremely limited for many people,” voiced one other on the platform.

Express.co.uk has approached Trainline and Rail Delivery Group for remark.