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Advice and info for passengers travelling to Glastonbury

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We are getting ready to meet thousands of festival-goers from across the country as they set off for Castle Cary railway station to enjoy Glastonbury.

Our officers will be at the station from Monday (19 June) and we will have a 24/7 presence there from Tuesday (20 June) to help make sure everyone travelling by train gets to the event – and back home again – safely and securely.

Extra officers will be on patrol to help keep order by assisting with crowd management at the station, as well as tackling any crime or anti-social behaviour among those making their way to Somerset.

Festival-goers are encouraged to make sure they have our text number – 61016 – saved in their phones, just in case they need us on their journey, and to follow @BTPAvonSomerset on Twitter for updates on any police incidents which may affect services.

Chief Inspector John Angell, the commander for BTP’s policing operation at Castle Cary, said: “We are well-versed in policing such events and helping large numbers of people move about on the rail network.

“Glastonbury has always been a relatively low crime and trouble-free event for the railway, and our presence at Castle Cary is to simply ensure it stays that way.

“We have been working with our rail colleagues and Avon and Somerset police to put in place a comprehensive plan around the festival and I'd encourage those coming to Glastonbury by train to play their part, so it remains a safe and enjoyable festival for all.

“Make sure you plan ahead and have a valid ticket for all of your journey. As with any large event, opportunistic thieves may be in operation so please keep an eye on your belongings. Be respectful of other passengers and remember: drink, drugs and the railway are not a good combination.

“We're really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Castle Cary over the next few days and if you do need us on your journey, please text us on 61016. Save the number in your phone before you travel and follow @BTPAvonSomerset on Twitter for updates.”

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