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Thousands on way home from Glastonbury Festival site

Clean up operation at Glastonbury
Image caption It will take six weeks to return the site to a working farm

Tens of thousands of revellers are making their way home by road and rail from the Glastonbury Festival.

More than 8,000 people are expected to use Castle Cary railway station. On a normal Monday it would expect about 500 passengers.

Police praised festival goers and said crime figures were 25% lower compared with 2011 and 2010.

During the three-day event, 296 crimes were reported and officers made 170 arrests.

'Headliners booked'

Some 180,000 people attended the event at Worthy Farm - with organiser Michael Eavis describing the moment the Rolling Stones played as the high point of 43 years.

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"Preparations for 2014 are also under way with the headliners for the next festival already booked," he said.

"There aren't many left, there were maybe a dozen headliner potentials so we're running out of headliners but we got the last three for next year," he added.

While the Rolling Stones were playing, one festival-goer went into labour.

The baby girl is said to have arrived in the early hours of Sunday at the on-site Ivy Mead medical centre.

The proud parents are reported to be Heidi Wesson and Sean Crothers.

It is believed the couple have settled on the name Ivy, after the medical centre where she was born.

Campers have until 18:00 BST on Monday to leave the site with crew and stallholders given a week to vacate the farm in Pilton.

The process to turn the site back into a working dairy farm is expected to take six weeks.

Tractors carrying magnetic strips will travel across the 900-acre site to pick up tent pegs, while workers will carry out a fingertip search to make sure no inch of the land goes unchecked.

Avon and Somerset Police warned people leaving the site should be prepared to queue.

"Officers would be working with festival organisers to make sure the road is flowing well and people are able to leave with as little disruption as possible," a spokeswoman said.

BBC Somerset will be broadcasting traffic news throughout Monday on 95.5FM and 1566AM.

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