Castle Cary Car Park

Car park at Castle Cary to close during Easter

Parking will be reduced at Castle Cary station ahead of the Easter period to enable various improvement projects to be completed, Great Western Railway warns.

To finish the works on the new, additional parking, access to the new car park off Station Road will be closed from Friday 22 March until Monday 8 April.

During this time, a number of parking bays also need to be used in the main station car park ahead of rail improvement work on Sundays 31 March and 7 April.

On these dates, Network Rail will carry out track renewals in the area, which will affect train services between Westbury, Castle Cary and Taunton:

  • Trains between London Paddington and the south west will run via Swindon instead
  • Trains will still run between Castle Cary and Weymouth
  • Replacement buses will operate between Westbury and Frome/Castle Cary, between Castle Cary and Taunton, plus between Swindon and Pewsey

Jordan Welsby, GWR Station Manager for Westbury, Wiltshire and Dorset, said:

“These works will allow our customers to access the entrance to the new car park from Station Road, plus complete any final snagging works needed at Castle Cary.

“We also need to provide rail replacement services as well as accommodation for train crew in the main station car park for Easter Sunday and the following Sunday.   

“Together, this means that parking will be reduced at Castle Cary during this period and unfortunately there is no alternative parking nearby.

“We are really sorry for this temporary inconvenience, but the result will be improved car parking at the station, plus maintaining our train services for customers.”

For more information about changes due to engineering work, visit

Contact Information

James Davis

Media Relations Manager

Great Western Railway

0845 410 4444

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

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