Castle Cary railway station car park to close for two weeks for Glastonbury Festival

Festivalgoers arrive on the first train service from London into Castle Cary train station as they travel to the site of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
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The car park at Castle Cary railway station is set to close next week as preparations get underway for Glastonbury Festival. The modestly sized train station is the nearest to the festival at Worthy Farm and therefore serves as the main train station for revellers.

Like in previous years, the car park will be closed for nearly two weeks from 12am on Thursday, June 20 to facilitate and support passengers arriving and leaving Glastonbury Festival. Signage has been placed across the train station to remind passengers of the impending closure.

The signage states: "This car park will be closed for the Glastonbury Festival from 12am on Thursday, June 20 to 11.59pm on Wednesday, July 3. Any unauthorised vehicle found to be parked in the car park during this time may be issued with a £100 Parking Charge Notice."

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The new car park at Castle Cary railway station, which opened in May, will be open during this time.

The reason why Castle Cary railway station shuts its car park is for the simple reason of capacity. The number of shuttle buses and security in the area helps control the influx of passengers and is based within the car park.

A temporary footbridge will also be in place for this year’s Glastonbury Festival to help passengers throughout the festival period.

Passengers who arrive at Castle Cary will be able to hop onto a free shuttle bus to the festival. Revellers will get dropped off directly outside Pedestrian Gate A. The festival will advertise the shuttle bus timetable closer to the festival dates, so you can make a more detailed plan to get home.

Great Western Railway is set to run dozens of trains between London Paddington and Castle Cary to transport people to Glastonbury Festival, with more extra trains running from other parts of the network.