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Extra Train Services for the Chappel Beer Festival
30 Aug 2011

National Express East Anglia is providing additional train services for the Chappel Beer Festival.

Extra train services will operate between Marks Tey and Sudbury from Tuesday 6 September to Saturday 10 September.

Petrina Murphy National Express East Anglia Area Manager said:

“The Famous Chappel Beer Festival returns for the twenty-fifth year to the popular East Anglian Railway Museum.  Why not leave your car at home and travel to Chappel and Wakes Colne by train to enjoy everything this fantastic festival has to offer?”

The Festival is held at the East Anglian Railway Museum which is located at Chappel and Wakes Colne station on the picturesque Marks Tey to Sudbury Line. National Express East Anglia operate an hourly service, 7 days per week and for the Beer Festival additional late night trains will operate to Marks Tey. Additional bus services will also supplement the train service at key points.

The festival is renown for the broad range of beer available, many of which are not usually obtainable in Essex. In addition, a great range of food is on sale too, along with cider and soft drinks. On Friday and Saturday evening visitors will also be treated to some live music.    

Entry to the festival on the Friday evening is by pre-booked ticket only. For more information about the Beer festival visit

Passengers can obtain further information regarding train services to the festival by checking the website at or by calling National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.