The additional service will leave Lowestoft at 23.35 and will allow people attending Lowestoft’s First Light Festival to get home by train.
The last train to Norwich will depart at 23.47.
The First Light Festival is a free, 24-hour long, none stop, multi-arts festival celebrating the first light of midsummer’s weekend at the most easterly point in Britain.
The event will feature music, dance, film, literature, art, science, talks, walks, sports, workshops, fire, food and drink and will start at noon on Saturday the 18th of June on Lowestoft’s sandy South Beach and run continually until noon on Sunday the 19th of June.
Festival-goers are being encouraged to use public transport to get to the event in a bid to keep congestion and pollution out of the town.
Regular train services will be operating from London Liverpool Street to Lowestoft on Saturday with a change needs at either Norwich or Ipswich. Regular direct services will also be running to Lowestoft from Norwich and Ipswich and back throughout the weekend.
Those attending the festival are being advised to plan their travel ahead and check journey times at: http://www.greateranglia.co.uk
Aaron Taffera, Chair of the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership, said:
“We are grateful to Greater Anglia for working with us to put on an additional train, ensuring that the festival is fully supported by public transport. This will really help to keep congestion and pollution out of the town and provide fast, easy access to people coming in from further afield.”
Genevieve Christie, Festival Organiser, said:
“With large numbers of people expected to attend the festival, we would recommend that visitors take advantage of our excellent rail links. With regular trains from Norwich and Ipswich arriving at Lowestoft station in the heart of the town, it is a really easy way to get here. Meanwhile, fewer cars will reduce congestion and help ensure the event is as enjoyable as possible for festival-goers and residents alike.”
“Where else can you walk from a station to a festival in less than 10 minutes? This is sustainable travel at its best.”
Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Service Director, Martin Moran, said:
“With our great value fares, fast, frequent services, and the station’s close proximity to the beach and festival events, it couldn’t be easier to get there and back by train.”
The festival is free but some activities do require tickets – to see the full programme of events please visit: http://www.firstlightlowestoft.com