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Glastonbury Festival

Castle Cary Station Car Park Closed

Saturday 20th June - Wednesday 1st July 2015

The main car park will be closed to coincide with the increase of travelers to the Glastonbury Festival. For the duration of the closure there will be a limited amount of disabled parking available.

In addition:

  • On arrival at Castle Cary Station, the main exit for passengers is via a footbridge with approximately 30 steps. Therefore, it is advisable that all passengers carry belongings that can be moved over the footbridge.
  • On Sunday 28 June and Monday 29 June, Castle Cary will operate a queuing system for passengers returning from the festival. Extra trains will be running from the Station, however passengers will board trains on a first come, first served basis. 
  • On Monday morning, normal peak time restrictions will apply. Festival passengers holding Off - Peak and Super Off Peak Tickets should not attempt to depart the festival site on designated buses between 04:15AM, and 07:00AM. During these times, only peak time ticket holders will be allowed to travel on special buses services from the festival site to the Station. 
  • A full ticket check will be in operation at Castle Cary during the festival period.
  • Passengers holding E - Tickets, purchased on a Mobile Phone, must ensure their phone is charged, and able to be inspected at any time, during the full duration of their journey.


 First Great Western is once again working in partnership with the Glastonbury Festival

to provide ticket holders with a quick, cost effective and environmentally sound means of travel to Somerset. The link to the Festival site at Worthy Farm is provided by free shuttle bus transfers from Castle Cary station, which will be served by an enhanced train service with direct services to / from London Paddington, Reading, Bristol, Devon, Cornwall and Weymouth. Change trains at Bristol Temple Meads or Reading for most major towns and cities in the Midlands and North of England, Wales and Scotland.


Rail tickets will be available for purchase at www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk from Friday 10th April. You can buy rail tickets here for all UK rail journeys - not just First Great Western - and unlike some other sites, we do not charge any additional booking fees or for credit card payment. Railcard discounts can also be included, but you MUST carry your Railcard with your rail ticket when you travel. All tickets will be checked, so purchase in advance if possible and avoid any delays or penalty fares.

Crossing the main railway lines at Castle Cary station involves the use of a footbridge, so please bear this in mind when packing and only take your essential items. Please also remember, that wheelbarrows are best kept at home in the garden or on the allotment. They're really not designed as an appropriate mode of transportation for beer or other alcoholic beverages and will not be allowed access to the train as they take up too much room.

Have a great Festival and we look forward to seeing you aboard a First Great Western train.

Photographs by Emma Stoner.