Details of train services for the V Festival weekend

Monday, 15 August 2016

Festival-goers travelling to the ‘V Festival’ in Chelmsford, on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August are being encouraged to choose the ‘green’ travel option and use public transport to the festival, reducing their carbon footprint in the process.

For those planning to travel by train, Abellio Greater Anglia will operate a normal scheduled weekend timetable with additional services running as listed below:

Travelling to Chelmsford – Saturday 20 August

Additional train services will call at Chelmsford.

Travelling from Chelmsford – Saturday 20 August

Additional services will operate to London, Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich.

The last trains will depart:

  •    to London at 01.40 on Sunday morning,
  •    to Colchester at 01.37 on Sunday morning
  •    to Southend at 01.40 on Sunday morning (changing at Shenfield)
  •    to Ipswich at 01.02 on Sunday morning
  •    to Clacton-on-Sea at 00.08 on Sunday morning (changing at Colchester)
  •    to Norwich at 00.08 on Sunday morning.

Travelling to Chelmsford – Sunday 21 August

Additional train services will call at Chelmsford throughout the day.
Additional services will also operate from Liverpool Street to Chelmsford from 10.15 to 14.15.

Travelling from Chelmsford – Sunday 21 August

Additional train services will operate from Chelmsford to Liverpool Street on Sunday evening. Additional services will also operate to Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich.

The last trains will depart:

  •    to London at 01.30 on Monday morning
  •    to Colchester at 01.38 on Monday morning
  •    to Southend at 01.30 on Monday morning (changing at Shenfield)
  •    to Ipswich at 01.04 on Monday morning.
  •    to Clacton-on-Sea at 00.13 on Monday morning
  •    to Norwich at 00.08 on Monday morning


Additional staff will provide support at key stations, as well as providing information and assistance to passengers, particularly at Chelmsford where around 25,000 people are expected to pass through the station over the four days.

Simi Tinubu Abellio Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Services Manager said:

“The ‘V’ festival is one of the best festivals in the country, with some great headline acts. We are pleased to be arranging many additional stops at Chelmsford station for our customers travelling to the festival and some additional late night services for those returning home after the festivities. We hope everyone enjoys this very special event.”

Details of these additional services can be found on the Abellio Greater Anglia website or by ringing National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.