Castle Cary station is on the London Paddington to Penzance line, with additional services to Weymouth, Plymouth and Bristol. The station opened in 1856 and the original offices and buildings, with their ornate awnings, are still in use. The station is about a mile north of Castle Cary town, which you can walk to in about half an hour along a footpath from the station and then through the village of Ansford. Or you could catch a bus from outside the station building. Castle Cary itself is an attractive town, with well-preserved historic buildings, such as the 15th-century George Inn, the 18th-century Roundhouse (a temporary prison) and the Market Hall, built in 1855 in anticipation of increased business with the coming of the railway.
Castle Cary is also the closest station to Glastonbury. During the festival, extra rail services run between Castle Cary, London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads. Free shuttle buses also run from the station to take you to the festival site. Find out more on our nearest station to Glastonbury Festival page.
|Weekdays||06:30 - 21:30|
|Saturday||06:30 - 21:30|
|Sunday||14:30 - 21:30|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Please note station is staffed part time only. Please call our assist line if you require assistance at this station.
|Customer Service notes|
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||APCOA Parking (UK) Limited|
|Car parking spaces||100|
|Cycle storage spaces||8|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Front of station
|Cycle storage notes||<p>Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply please pick a "cycling by train" leaflet at your local station.</p>|
|Step-free access||Part of station|
|Step-free access notes|
Access to platforms 2 and 3 via a stepped footbridge. Barrow crossing only available during staffed hours.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are available
Castle Cary station has three platforms - platform 1 for London-bound trains, platform 2 for Penzance, and platform 3 for trains on the Bristol-Weymouth line. The station entrance, car park and ticket office are all connected to platform 1. Platforms 2 and 3 are reached via a footbridge. There is a barrow crossing for step-free access, which can be used with assistance from station staff. The bus stop is on Station Road.