How to get there
By road - The Midland Railway Centre is on the B6179, one mile north of Ripley, signposted from Ripley town centre, and from the A38, M1 junction 28. For sat navs, enter the address Butterley Station, Butterley Hill, Ripley DE5 3QZ. There is ample free parking.
By train or bus - The nearest train stations are Derby and Alfreton. Unfortunately Nottingham station is closed during Indietracks weekend. Details of bus connections from train stations to the festival are below under Local Transport.
By air - The nearest airport is East Midlands (code EMA) which is served by budget airlines BMI Baby, Easyjet and Ryanair. The airport has dedicated bus links to Derby and Nottingham, from where local services can be taken. Alternatively, you can fly to London airports and travel by train to Derby, Nottingham or Alfreton.
From Derby train station - Bus services 40, 41, 44 and 45 link Derby train and bus stations every 7 minutes, Monday to Saturday. Bus services 9.1 and 9.2 link Derby bus station to Midland Railway Butterley every 30 minutes, Monday to Saturday.
The H1 bus service also links Derby train station to the Golden Valley campsite.
From Nottingham train station - East Midlands Trains have announced that Nottingham station will be closed between 20 July and 26 August 2013, including during the Indietracks weekend.
There's some limited information on the East Midlands Trains website, and some more detailed information on the Anorak messageboard. For more advice on this, please see here.
From Alfreton train station - Bus services 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3 link Alfreton station to Midland Railway Butterley every 15 minutes, Monday to Saturday.
The H1 bus service also links Alfreton train station to the Golden Valley campsite.
Alternatively, you could take a taxi from any of the train stations. For sat navs, ask your driver to enter the postcode DE5 3QZ. We can also recommend the following taxi companies:
Amber Taxis (Alfreton) 01773 836100
Get Me To The Event (Ripley) 07875 468504
Trent Cars (Nottingham) 01159 505050
Eagle City Cars (Derby) 01332 200100
Mini bus hire
Many people stay in surrounding towns like Derby and Nottingham and share a mini bus fare to the Midland Railway Centre. Journey time is about 30 minutes, and pre-booking is essential. We can recommend the following mini bus hire companies:
Gus the Bus 0800 678 5067 www.gusthebus.co.uk
Derby Mini Coaches 01332 757680 www.derbyminicoaches.com
Car sharing will allow you to find people to travel with, while sharing the cost of the journey and hopefully making a difference to the environment. Simply visit www.gocarshare.com and log on via Facebook. If you are planning to drive, just post a car share request to the Indietracks Festival. In the message box you can outline any specifics such as the contribution you need for petrol, then wait for someone to contact you about sharing a lift. If you are a passenger wanting a lift, just type in Indietracks Festival and see which drivers are going there.