Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Travelling to Indietracks via Nottingham?

East Midlands Trains have announced that Nottingham station will be closed between 20 July and 26 August 2013, including during the Indietracks weekend.

There’s some limited information on the East Midlands Trains website, and some more detailed information on the Anorak messageboard.

If you’re travelling  by train to Indietracks from most major UK cities, we’d suggest either travelling directly to Derby or Alfreton rail stations and catching one of the following buses:
  • The H1 Trent Barton bus from Derby to the Golden Valley campsite. The main festival site at Swanwick Junction is 10 minutes walk from the campsite.
  • The 9.1, 9.2 or 9.3 Trent Barton buses from Derby or Alfreton to the main Midland Railway entrance in Butterley (or to Ripley if you’re staying there, eg at the Premier Inn). You can catch a stream train from the Midland Railway main entrance  in Butterley to the main festival site.
  • The Trent Barton / Red Arrow runs between Derby and Alfreton (if you’re travelling to Derby and staying in Alfreton (eg at the Travelodge)).

There will also be a rail replacement bus service running between East Midland Parkway and Nottingham. Trent Barton Rainbow Bus No.1 links Nottingham train station to Ripley Marketplace about every 20 minutes, Monday to Saturday, and you can walk from there to the Midland Railway entrance in Butterley.

Otherwise, bus services such as National Express and Megabus will be running to Nottingham as usual from across the UK. (Derby might be slightly better for the campsite though, as above.)

If you’re travelling by public transport, please use Transport Direct or to plan your journey. These sites provide information three months in advance, so should be able to help from the end of April onwards.  

Any questions, please feel free to send us an email and we’ll try and help:

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