Purchase your Glastonbury rail ticket on your mobile phone and beat the queues

Wednesday 25th June 2014
First Great Western has today made mobile rail tickets available for thousands of revellers heading to the Glastonbury Festival.

Purchase your Glastonbury rail ticket on your mobile phone with our mobile ticketing service, which allows customers to use their smart phone as a ‘ticket machine in their pocket’. 

Now those travelling to and from Glastonbury can take advantage of the app. Customers can download the First Great Western application for free from our website or any app store to a smart phone/tablet and instantly purchase tickets.

The app also remembers previous journeys and securely stores payment information which means that users can make repeat purchases with just a few clicks, with no need to enter log-in details each time. 

First Great Western Advance Purchase tickets will be displayed on the phone’s screen as an encrypted bar code to be checked by train managers or gate line staff – turning your phone into a mobile ticket machine. 

All other tickets purchased on the app can be simply and quickly collected from any station ticket machine using the unique reference number sent to customer’s device. 

Popular First Great Western routes where this service can be used include those in and out of London Paddington, Bath Spa, Bristol, Exeter, Oxford, Plymouth, Penzance, Cardiff, Swindon and Reading.

Helping you to get to Glastonbury, First Great Western will run over 50 additional trains to and from Castle Cary Station during the festival, but are warning customers to save space by packing light, as luggage capacity is limited.

Added to the regular hourly service from London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads the additional trains will provide almost 11,000 extra seats each way to take customers to and from the festival.