The West Somerset Railway have been working hard to try and find suitable areas to observe the Flying Scotsman for those that missed out on purchasing tickets.
It is vital that we do our best to ensure that where possible, we avoid issues on the highways and direct people to suitable spots where parking is permitted. We have been very fortunate that some local land owners have kindly opened their fields for car parking. The fields are situated either in walking distance from the stations or with fantastic opportunities to see the locomotive on the line. The land owners will charge £5 for each vehicle and some have even offered camping spaces for overnight parking which can be pre-arranged. Access to our intermediate stations will be charged at £2 per person on the day only. Please be aware that there is limited capacity on our stations.
Frank Courtney the Chairman of the Flying Scotsman organisation committee said “We are very grateful to the local land owners for opening their fields to help alleviate the pressures on the highway. Anyone wishing to photograph the Flying Scotsman or view the locomotive without a ticket to travel are advised to visit one of these car parks to do so”
For all the information relating to car parking for the Flying Scotsman please visit our website www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk