News from East Midlands Trains


Extra services for the 3 Valleys Beer Festival announced by East Midlands Trains

  • East Midlands Trains puts on extra stops to serve Dronfield station during the 3 Valleys Beer Festival.
  •  An influx of 10,000 – 12,000 expected to visit Dronfield for the festival 

East Midlands Trains will be adding extra stops calling at Dronfield station on Saturday 3 June to help deliver thirsty customers to the 3 Valleys Beer Festival.

The festival celebrates all things beer (and cider) in and around Dronfield and is becoming more and more popular each year. Live music and food stalls feature as well as a number of CAMRA commended pubs.

Wayne Kyte, Area Station Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “We always want to support local community events and festivals so we are very happy to put on extra stops for Dronfield. We expect services to be busy as the festival is very popular but look forward to welcoming festival goers onto our trains and to Dronfield station.”

Dr Peter Hayward, Chairman of the Friends of Dronfield Station, said: “It’s great that East Midlands Trains are supporting us by putting on these extra services. We encourage festival goers to travel by train as it is the safer option and means revellers can enjoy themselves without having to worry about calling taxis or waiting for lifts.

“From the front of Dronfield station a fleet of buses will operate frequent (free) shuttle services to the various participating venues between 1200 and 2100. We’re really looking forward to the day now.”

Details of the extra services on Saturday 3 June are:


  • 0952 Liverpool to Norwich service, arrives at Dronfield station 1146.
  • 1052 Liverpool to Norwich service, arrives at Dronfield station 1245.
  • 1152 Liverpool to Norwich service, arrives at Dronfield station 1347.
  • 1552 Norwich to Liverpool service, departs Dronfield station 1928.
  • 1654 Norwich to Manchester service, departs Dronfield station 2018.
  • 1858 St Pancras to Sheffield service, departs Dronfield station 2051.


For more information on the festival, visit