Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
(Glastonbury ca 1970 courtesy Jeffery Grayer)
No doubt you've all been watching the Glastonbury Festival over the last few years. Too mainstream by half for me, though a few acts were okay.
My point is that every year the festival causes traffic chaos around Pilton. Many festival goers do come in by train, but they have to be bussed from Castle Cary, making the road congestion even worse.
There is of course an ideal solution. Our trackbed actually currently serves as an internal road within the festival site! When the rails return - for Glastonbury is FAR too large a town to be left without trains - I'm sure the S&D will be more than happy to ferry passengers directly into the festival site, serving a special station. Not to mention bringing in much of the equipment etc in special freight trains. This is the future.