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23rd August 2019

Extra Trains for Ed Sheeran Concerts


Greater Anglia is running extra and longer trains and on the mainline to and from Ipswich to help people travel to Ipswich for Ed Sheeran’s concerts at Chantry Park in Ipswich later this month.

From Friday 23 August to Monday 26 August, additional trains will run, and the last train times have been revised to tie-in with the end of the concert.

Greater Anglia has worked closely with the concert organisers to see where fans are travelling from to get to the concert, as well as conducting a travel survey.

Research showed that of Ed Sheeran fans travelling by train to the concert were planning to use the mainline from stations north and south of Ipswich.

Any branch line customers will need to use the last timetabled services in order to get to their destination.

James Steward, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, said: “We’ve increased the frequency and length of trains where possible and practical, however we are still expecting services to be very busy. We will do as much as we can to help people travel and there will also be extra staff on hand to provide help and information.

“We would encourage everyone to check before they travel and allow more time for their journeys.”

A shuttle bus will be run between the station and Chantry Park, costing £3 per person return.

Greater Anglia is warning passengers that there are still likely to be large queues and very busy trains, because of the expected numbers of people. In addition to the normal timetable, the following services will also run:

Friday 23 August
23.14 Ipswich to Norwich (calling at Stowmarket and Diss)
23.32 Ipswich to Norwich (calling at Stowmarket and Diss)
00.09 Ipswich to Norwich (calling at Stowmarket at Diss)

23.17 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street (calling at Manningtree, Marks Tey, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield and Stratford)
23.40 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street (calling at Marks Tey, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield and Stratford)

23.51 Ipswich to Colchester (calling at Manningtree)
00.17 Ipswich to Colchester (calling at Manningtree)

Saturday 24 August
23.14 Ipswich to Norwich (calling at Stowmarket and Diss)
23.33 Ipswich to Norwich (calling at Stowmarket and Diss)
00.01 Ipswich to Norwich (calling at Stowmarket at Diss)

23.17 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street (calling at Manningtree, Marks Tey, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield and Stratford)
23.45 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street (calling at Marks Tey, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield and Stratford)

23.38 Ipswich to Colchester (calling at Manningtree)
00.15 Ipswich to Colchester (calling at Manningtree)

Sunday 25 August
23.14 Ipswich to Norwich (calling at Stowmarket and Diss)
23.34 Ipswich to Norwich (calling at Stowmarket and Diss)

23.17 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street (calling at Manningtree, Marks Tey, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield and Stratford)
23.43 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street (calling at Marks Tey, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield and Stratford)

23.24 Ipswich to Colchester (calling at Manningtree)
00.40 Ipswich to Colchester (calling at Manningtree)

Monday 26 August
23.14 Ipswich to Norwich (calling at Stowmarket and Diss)
23.34 Ipswich to Norwich (calling at Stowmarket and Diss)

23.17 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street (calling at Manningtree, Marks Tey, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield and Stratford)
23.44 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street (calling at Marks Tey, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield and Stratford)

23.33 Ipswich to Colchester (calling at Manningtree)
00.16 Ipswich to Colchester (calling at Manningtree)


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.

For tickets and timetables see www.greateranglia.co.uk/ed-sheeran

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