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Re: I have few questions about indietracks if you don't mind

Post by RITH » Thu May 30, 2013 10:07

Hello! Does anyone know how easy/hard it is to get from London Stansted airport to Indietracks by train? Thank you. I can also fly to Heathrow, but it's a bit more expensive. Would it be a lot easier?

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Re: I have few questions about indietracks if you don't mind

Post by linus » Thu May 30, 2013 10:14

the stansted express will take you to london liverpool street pretty speedily (if 45 mins is speedy, but given the distance you're covering, yes it is speedy) and you can get on the tube there to wherever you're getting your train to indietracks from

the stansted express runs from the airport every 15 mins

you may be able to get off at glamorous totteham hale overground station before that and leap on the victoria line to kings cross/st pancras (if that's where you need to go)

it's very doable

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Post by RITH » Thu May 30, 2013 10:17

Ok thanks Andy, I'll figure it out then!

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Post by crystalball » Thu May 30, 2013 10:24

I think from Stansted you can also get a train to Leicester and then change there for a train to Derby, so you wouldn't have to go through London.

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Re: I have few questions about indietracks if you don't mind

Post by RITH » Thu May 30, 2013 10:26

Ok, good to know. I suppose it depends on what time my flight would arrive. I've never been to London, so if I arrive in the morning I may make it a day!

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Re: I have few questions about indietracks if you don't mind

Post by RITH » Thu Jun 06, 2013 17:38

I booked my flight! I'm supposed to arrive at London Stansted at 9:40 AM on Friday. I may even have some time to walk around London if I'm lucky.

Is St. Pancras the most logical London Station to get to Derby? Should I go to Derby? Or should I go to Alfreton?

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Re: I have few questions about indietracks if you don't mind

Post by Trev » Thu Jun 06, 2013 17:45

RITH wrote:Is St. Pancras the most logical London Station to get to Derby? Should I go to Derby? Or should I go to Alfreton?
It is!

I'd go to Derby but others are better qualified to answer that than me - as I've gone up by car for the past few years.

PS - it's ace that you are coming over!
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Post by RITH » Thu Jun 06, 2013 18:16

Thanks Trev! It's my first time in England (apart from some hours at Heathrow), so I'm properly excited.

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Post by moopind » Thu Jun 06, 2013 18:34

Derby is a fair-sized city and there are lots of trains to Derby from St Pancras. Derby is 24km from Indietracks.

Alfreton is small but is only 5.5km from either the Midland Railway station at Butterley or from the campsite.

Prebook tickets for a much better price (but to be stuck with certain trains).
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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Jun 06, 2013 18:36

Or, I repeat, come up the day before for this: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580858 ... 9/?fref=ts

You can stay at ours.

Anyway, it's amazing news you'll be here, Dennis!

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Post by moopind » Thu Jun 06, 2013 18:41

And if you can't be bothered with going in to London without seeing London, you can get a train from Stansted to Ely then a direct train to Alfreton.

Just put your dates and times in at National Rail Enquiries and you'll get all possible times and connections and the links to book the tickets. Don't use www.thetrainline.com. They'll only charge you fees.

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Post by RITH » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:48

Thanks all! I'll try to figure it out this weekend. Airplane ticket is booked though, so sadly Thursday is not an option.

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Post by Andy... » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:29

RITH wrote:Is St. Pancras the most logical London Station to get to Derby? Should I go to Derby? Or should I go to Alfreton?
Are you staying at the campsite? If so, then Derby is the best option - the H1 Trent Barton bus goes from Derby to the Golden Valley campsite, but you'll need to walk 10 mins from Derby station to Derby town centre to catch the bus. The Indietracks festival site at Swanwick Junction is 10 minutes walk from the campsite.

Alfreton station is probably only a good option if you're staying in Alfreton.

I would really recommend Transport Direct for planning travel: http://www.transportdirect.info. For the campsite, please use postcode DE55 4ES, or otherwise for the main Midland Railway entrance at Butterley, use postcode DE5 3QZ.

And while I'm here, just a little annual request that cars and taxis should use the Butterly station entrance and car park (DE5 3QZ) please. They won't be allowed up to the Swanwick Junction entrance (unless we've given you permission separately), as the lane is too narrow.

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Re: I have few questions about indietracks if you don't mind

Post by RITH » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:25

Thanks again! Another question: is there any way to get money on or close to the festival ground or should I just bring a fortune?

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Post by a layer of chips » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:30

There's a supermarket which is about a half hour walk way away. That has a cash machine, but that's it.

You can probably make all the cash you need by selling contraband cigarettes from smokers who forget to stock up.

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Sun Jun 09, 2013 14:31

RITH wrote:Thanks again! Another question: is there any way to get money on or close to the festival ground or should I just bring a fortune?
The campsite can do cash back if you have a credit or debit card. They'll charge you a bit though.

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Re: I have few questions about indietracks if you don't mind

Post by Damian » Sun Jun 09, 2013 20:24

A couple of years ago (at least!) we got cash back at Butterley station. Not sure they still do it, but if they do it's surely cheaper than the campsite, as from what I recall didn't have to buy anything and weren't charged anything either.

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Re: I have few questions about indietracks if you don't mind

Post by Andy... » Sun Jun 09, 2013 22:45

There's no cashpoints at the railway. It has technically been possible for people to get cashback at the railway in the past. However, I think it takes a while to process and would create more work for the railway staff. So while they're really lovely and always happy to help, we wouldn't want to encourage lots of people to ask for cashback. So please bring cash with you, as we can't promise that all cashback requests could be met.

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