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Glastonbury Festival largely unaffected by rail strikes

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“misery” for people heading to Glastonbury Festival today (June 23), it seems travel has been largely unaffected by rail strikes.Passengers have been urged to avoid all but essential travel this week due to industrial action being carried out by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) with only five of the eleven trains that normally run between London Paddington and Castle Cary, near Glastonbury, in operation today.However, it seems that most punters took the advice of operator Great Western Railway and travelled yesterday (June 22) or will be heading down tomorrow (June 23).According to the BBC, a specially-constructed holding pen at Paddington Station designed to cope with large numbers of potential passengers had just 25 people in it shortly before the departure of the first train to Castle Cary this morning. “I was pretty shocked when I arrived, I thought there was a mistake,” said one passenger before comfortably boarding.Usually 15,000 people use the station to travel to Glastonbury over the course of the festival.Huge queues for the first train to Glastonbury at Paddington station pic.twitter.com/JvWUOvdj2j— Alex Wood (@AlexLukeWood) June 23, 2022And talk of chaos around the roads of the festival site also seems to have amounted to very little, with the local travel information twitter account reporting very few delays.⏱️ Looking good at lunchtime!

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