Trainline partners with Glastonbury to promote sustainable travel

Trainline has joined forces with Glastonbury Festival to promote sustainable train travel to the summer music festival.

The partnership aligns with the travel platform’s ‘I came by train‘ initiative, which aims to highlight rail travel as an environmentally friendly alternative to driving.

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As part of its ongoing “I came by train” initiative, Trainline and Glastonbury are encouraging festival goers to shift more journeys from cars to trains, as rail travel produces 67% fewer emissions than driving.

Trainline VP Growth and UK GM Sakshi Anand said: “We know taking the train is less polluting than travelling by car, but Festival-goers can be kind to their wallet as well as the environment by booking their trains in advance.

“Our data shows the earlier you book the better value tickets can be secured with savings of up to 26% at that eight to 12 week sweet spot. We’d encourage anyone looking to travel to Glastonbury to consider taking the train and book as early as possible.”

Glastonbury Organiser, Emily Eavis, continued: “As always, we’re asking everyone to think about the impact of their journey to the farm for this year’s Festival.

“Taking the train is one of the most environmentally-conscious ways to get here, so we’ve partnered with Trainline to help make it as easy and convenient for everyone making the journey by rail.”