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10k 'V' fans expected to travel by bus this weekend
18 Aug 2009

Over 10,000 music fans are expected to travel to V festival with National Express West Midlands this weekend.

Buses will depart from Wolverhampton bus station and Stafford railway station from 9.30 am on Friday 21 August. Over 200 National Express staff and 40 vehicles will be involved in the four day operation to help passengers enjoy one of the UK's top festivals at Weston Park.

Festival goers travelling by bus receive priority access to the site, resulting in less congestion on the roads and less time spent in car park queues. National Express West Midlands has operated V festival services for the past three years and Nick Newcombe, Area Manager for Walsall, manages the total operation:

Nick said“V is one of the highlights of the year for us. Moving 10,000 fans over four days take a lot of preparation, hard work and patience – but it’s also very rewarding. Our drivers will cover a massive 20,000 miles between them this weekend, helping to remove hundreds of cars from the road and greatly reducing the damaging effect of congestion around the site.  Our passengers will receive priority access to the festival, so  they  can enjoy every minute of the music without worrying about  growing car park queues.

National Express West Midlands is operating shuttle services to and from V festival from Wolverhampton bus station and Stafford railway Station. Tickets are £8 return per person. Shuttle buses operate to and from the festival up to every 15 minutes throughout the day. They will operate late into the night so fans don’t miss a minute of the music.