12k West Midlands music fans beat traffic queues by catching bus to ‘V’

August 16, 2013

12k West Midlands music fans beat traffic queues by catching bus to ‘V’

Over 12,000 music fans will travel to the V festival at Weston Park by bus this weekend – beating two hour car parking queues with ‘bus only’ roads and priority entrance.
Thousands will leave Wolverhampton, Stafford and Telford on National Express West Midlands special ‘V’ services to pitch their tents and get ready to see their favourite acts.

Music fans can get to the festival from £6 per person single or £9 per person return (Stafford & Wolverhampton) and £4 per person single or £6 per person return (Telford) and can buy their ticket on the day from ticket sellers on the bus.

Bus services from Fryer Street Wolverhampton to the festival will run every 15 minutes:
Friday 16 August 8:00am – 10:30pm
Saturday 17 August 9:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday 18 August 10:30am – 3:30pm

Return journeys will run from Weston Park every 15 minutes:
Saturday 17 August 8:00pm – 12:30am
Sunday 18 August 7:00pm – 12:30am
Monday 19 August 4:30am – 12:30pm

Bus services from Stafford Railway Station to the festival will run every 15 minutes:
Friday 16 August 8:00am – 10:30pm
Saturday 17 August 9:30am – 3:30pm
Sunday 18 August 10:30am – 3:30pm

Return journeys will run from Weston Park every 15 minutes:
Saturday 17 August 8:00pm – 12:30am
Sunday 18 August 7:00pm – 12:30am
Monday 19 August 4:30am – 12:30pm

Bus services from Telford Bus Station, Park Inn, Grays Hotel, Holiday Inn and the Railway Station to the festival will run every 20 minutes:
Saturday 17 August 9:00am – 3:30pm
Sunday 18 August 10:00am – 3:30pm

Return journeys will run from Weston Park every 15 minutes:
Saturday 17 August 8:00pm – 12:30am
Sunday 18 August 7:00pm – 12:30am

Bus passengers have priority access to the site, resulting in less congestion on the roads and less time spent in car park queues. Over 200 National Express West Midlands staff and 40 vehicles will be involved in the four day operation to help fans enjoy one of the UK's top festivals at Weston Park.

Nick Newcombe, Operations Manager at National Express West Midlands, said:

“Our passengers receive priority access to the festival, so they can enjoy every minute of the music without worrying about growing car park queues and it’s much cheaper than the cost of petrol.”

“V is one of the highlights of the year for us. Moving 12,000 music fans over four days take a lot of preparation and hard work but it’s also very rewarding. Our drivers will cover an amazing 22,000 miles this weekend, helping to remove hundreds of cars from the road and greatly reducing the effect of congestion around the site.”

Published 16th August 2013

 
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