National Express provides extra trains for ‘V Festival’

National Express East Anglia is providing extra train services for the ‘V Festival’ 2011

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.

This year Essex’s biggest music festival will prove extremely popular with the Manic Street Preachers, Kaisers Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Ellie Goulding and many other acts performing at the event.

For those planning to travel by train, National Express East 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 01.30 on Sunday morning,
    • to Colchester at 01.35 on Sunday morning
    • to Southend at 01.30 on Sunday morning (changing at Shenfield)
    • to Ipswich at 00.58 on Sunday morning
    • to Clacton-on-Sea at 23.58

Travelling to Chelmsford – Sunday 21 August 

Many additional train services will call at Chelmsford throughout the day.
Additional services will operate from Liverpool Street to Chelmsford from 10.15 to 15.15.
Travelling from Chelmsford – Sunday 21 August

Additional train services will operate from Chelmsford to Liverpool Street from 19.45 until 01.30.

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


Jackie Gibbs National Express East 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. To enjoy the festival, why not choose the green travel option, leave your car at home and take the train. We are pleased to be arranging many additional stops at Chelmsford station for our customers travelling to the festival and some special late night services for those returning home after the festivities, we hope everyone has a great weekend.“

Details of these additional services can be found on the National Express East Anglia website at: or ringing National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.


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