Published on: Tuesday, 11 July 2023
Last updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2023
A Greater Anglia train. Credit: Greater Anglia
Greater Anglia has issued advice for festival-goers travelling to Latitude by train next week.
Customers should travel to Halesworth railway station on the East Suffolk line between Ipswich and Lowestoft, where they can catch a shuttle bus to the festival site at Henham Park.
Members of the RMT trade union intend to strike on Thursday 20 July and Saturday 22 July and an amended timetable will be in place, with services running every two hours between Ipswich and Halesworth, and Lowestoft and Halesworth. Customers are advised to check the timings of their journey and their connecting services.
Members of the ASLEF trade union will also be taking action short of a strike from 17-22 July, meaning fewer trains will run. Timetables are currently being finalised and will be available on the Greater Anglia website soon.
James Reeve, Area Customer Services Manager, Greater Anglia said:
“Strike action means we are running a reduced timetable this year and customers are urged to plan their journeys in advance. Trains will still run, but customers should check before they travel and allow more time for their journeys.
“Travelling by train is one of the most sustainable forms of transport and we’re very pleased to help festival-goers attend Latitude again this year.”
To avoid queueing to buy tickets, passengers are advised to get them in advance online or via the Greater Anglia app to reduce their waiting times at the station. To save money, groups of three or more people can travel using Groupsave to get a discount of one third off the cost of each ticket – but groups must travel together for all of their journey.
To book rail tickets visit www.greateranglia.co.uk
For more information about the shuttle bus service visit www.latitudebuses.co.uk