Train strikes will take place 24 hours on three days this week on June 21, 23 and 25, meaning anyone traveling by train to the famous music festival could run into trouble. Glastonbury starts on Wednesday and lasts until Sunday, so much of the event will be affected by the strikes.
The good news is that train services are still running on a limited schedule this week, so it is still possible to get to Glastonbury by train.
Anyone planning to take the train is advised to plan their journey carefully and allow enough time.
The widespread nature of the strikes could also disrupt connecting trains, so travelers should be aware that journeys may take longer and be busier than usual.
Network Rail said: “Half of the UK’s rail network will be open on strike days with very limited service on lines open between 07:30 and 18:30.”
How can I check if my train is running?
National Rail has a trip planning tool that travelers can use to check trains and routes
Most train operators have published a shortened timetable on their websites and will have more information about the expected timetable.
If possible, passengers are warned to avoid using the railways unless it is essential to reduce the number of people traveling on fewer trains.
About 10,000 London Underground employees are walking out today and all lines are expected to be severely disrupted throughout the day.
The London Transport Website can be used by people traveling through the capital to check services and plan routes.
Buses accommodate the extra visitors, but these are much busier than usual today and journeys may take longer than planned.
Walking and cycling are encouraged as an alternative means of transport where possible.