Getting there - all you need to know

FESTIVAL-goers have been urged to travel to Latitude in the most environmentally-friendly way possible.

FESTIVAL-goers have been urged to travel to Latitude in the most environmentally-friendly way possible.

People travelling to Henham Park have been asked to car-share or use public transport in a bid to cut the level of carbon emissions they generate.

A spokesman for Festival Republic said: “Getting to the Latitude Festival couldn't be easier with a convenient network of coaches, trains and shuttle buses to get right into the heart of the festival.

“With transport to the festival the biggest contributor to CO2 emissions, public transport options are essential to lightening the festival's environmental load.


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“Not only that, it will also help to reduce congestion in the car parks and on the surrounding roads.”

Shuttle busses will be running to the site from Ipswich and Halesworth train stations while a range of coach services are also on offer.

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Anyone living closer to the site is urged to travel on foot, by bike or share a car with as many people as possible for all or part of their journey.

HOW TO GET TO LATITUDE

BY BIKE & FOOT

There will be bike racks available onsite for cyclists at Green Gate 1A on the A145.

Day ticket holders arriving by bike should use Green Gate 1A to get onto site nearest to the day ticket holder entrance.

National Express East Anglia has advised that there is only limited space available on trains for cycles and visitors travelling by train to the festival are therefore asked to avoid taking cycles.

There is no pedestrian access to the festival site, as the roads around the site are not suitable.

Organisers have asked those on foot to please use the local buses provided, or the Halesworth Shuttle bus. For further information go to www.latitudefestival.com

COACH SERVICES

Latitude has joined up with Anglian Bus, See Coaches and National Express to provide coach services.

For details of services go to www.latitudefestival.com

TRAIN

Festival Republic has teamed up with National Express East Anglia and Anglian Bus to offer a combined bus and rail ticket. You will have a pre-booked ticket from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich and then pick up the shuttle bus to Henham Park, operated by Anglian Bus.

A special range of fares is on offer starting at �38 from London. Other reduced rate fares are available from your nearest major NXEA station. Customers are advised to avoid travelling via Halesworth station as capacity and frequency is very limited.

A special website has been created at www.nationalexpresseastanglia.com/latitude

National Express East Anglia has agreed to honour train tickets to and from Halesworth on Ipswich trains if Halesworth trains are too busy.

For further information on rail services or to book tickets call 08456 007245 (National Express East Anglia) or 08457 484950 (National Rail Enquiries) or visit www.nationalexpresseastanglia.com

SHUTTLE BUSES

Shuttle buses run by Anglian Bus will leave regularly from both Ipswich and Halesworth train stations and will travel straight through the gates into site to the festival bus station. Full info can be found at www.latitudebuses.co.uk

LOCAL BUS SERVICES

Anglian Bus is running a special bus from Southwold to the Latitude Festival bus station via Wangford, Reydon and Blythburgh in the morning and early afternoon returning between 11.10pm and 11.50pm each night. Please see www.latitudefestival.com for the full timetable.

CAR TRAVEL

From the A12 and from the A145, follow the Festival signs to Henham Park. Clearway orders are in place on the A12 and A145 which means that you cannot stop on the public highway and the police will be enforcing this.

Tickets will be checked inside the site and not on the gates with the A12 and A145. Please travel straight into site where you will be able drop passengers off, find out answers to any questions you might have about the festival and exit back onto the main roads.

Peak traffic flows are likely on Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Sunday evening and Monday morning.

Weekend and day car parking is separate to the campsites in adjacent or nearby fields. Parking is included in the price of theticket. No sleeping, camping or fires are allowed in the car parks.

All drop offs and pick ups are via Green Gate 1A on the A145 including by taxi. You can enter the site, drop off and exit the site via Green Gate 1 back onto the A145. For safety reasons, please do not drop passengers off on the main roads, there are no pavements - you can drop them off safely and easily well inside the site.

There is no pedestrian entry from the gates on the A12 and the A145 into site so if you are dropping someone off or picking them up, you need to use the drop off/pick up point inside the site.

The routes to the festival will be well signposted and have been publicised via promotional literature, the internet and in written information sent out with all tickets to the event.

Those travelling from the south on the A12 will be directed straight into site from the A12.

Those travelling from the Lowestoft direction on the A12 and day ticket holders will be directed straight into site from the A145 via Middle Barn Lane which connects the A12 and the A145

Those travelling south on the A145 from the Beccles direction will be directed straight into site from the A145.

LIFT SHARE

Latitude has its own Liftshare website where you can offer a seat or request a ride. Visit www.liftshare.com.event/2 to register. There is also a link on the Latitude Festival website.

There are almost 900 people registered on Liftshare for Latitude.

DAY TICKET HOLDERS/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Day ticket holders wishing to travel to site using public transport rather than by lift-sharing or by car are advised to plan their return journey after the main entertainment finishes in advance as there are no train services from Halesworth or Ipswich at that time of night and therefore the shuttle bus will not run at that time.

Anglian is running a late night coach to London. Taxi services have been invited to come to site to pick up at this time however it is advisable to book in advance. Taxi companies will be sent maps of the site and should be told to enter site via Green Gate 1A on the A145 for pick-ups for day ticket holders at the onsite taxi rank.

There is also a day ticket holder campsite onsite for day ticket holders that cannot travel home that night and wish to stay overnight instead and travel home the following morning. Facilities are limited but there is no charge for the use of this campsite.

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