Greater Anglia 'V' Festival Train Services

Monday, 12 August 2013

Greater Anglia is providing extra train services for the ‘V Festival’ 2013.

Festival-goers travelling to the ‘V Festival’ in Chelmsford, on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August are being encouraged to choose the ‘green’ travel option and use public transport to the festival, reducing their carbon footprint in the process.

This year Essex’s biggest music festival will prove extremely popular with Beyoncé, Olly Murs, Ellie Goulding and many other acts performing at the event.

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

Travelling to Chelmsford – Saturday 17 August

Additional train services will call at Chelmsford

Travelling from Chelmsford – Saturday 17 August

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

The last trains will depart:
· to London at 01.30 on Sunday morning,
· to Colchester at 01.36 on Sunday morning
· to Southend at 01.30 on Sunday morning (changing at Shenfield)
· to Ipswich at 01.00 on Sunday morning
· to Clacton-on-Sea at 00.07 on Sunday morning (changing at Colchester)

Travelling to Chelmsford – Sunday 18 August

Many additional train services will call at Chelmsford throughout the day.
Additional services will operate from Liverpool Street to Chelmsford from 10.13 to 15.13.

Travelling from Chelmsford – Sunday 18 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 01.33 on Monday morning
· to Southend at 01.30 on Monday morning (changing at Shenfield)
· to Ipswich at 01.03 on Monday morning.
· to Clacton-on-Sea at 00.13 on Monday morning

Donna Thorpe Greater Anglia’s Head of Customer Service North 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 Greater Anglia website at www.greateranglia.co.uk, or by ringing National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.