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East of England Arena and Events Centre
Due to a collapsed sewerage pipe, Anglian Water has had to close Oundle Road (the A605) between the Orton Parkway roundabout and Lynch Wood roundabout.
Any visitors travelling to our arena and showground for this weekend and coming from south or east of the city will have difficulty getting to our main North entrance (near the Harvester and Marriott). Instead, we will also be opening our South Gate which is off Dunblane Drive adjacent to the Orton Southgate roundabout on Friday, Saturday and Sunday which will avoid the area affected by the roadworks.
Our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you however these roadworks are out of the control of the East of England Arena and Events Centre.
We are also delighted to announce our partnership with Virgin Trains to provide discounted rail travel for passengers travelling to exhibitions and conferences at the venue either as visitor or an event organiser.
The offer is scheduled to go live in September 2017, seeing passengers enjoying up to 30% off their advance purchase fares on Virgin Trains services to Peterborough. The offer will be managed through a digital platform, in a similar way to retail discount codes.
Peterborough is located on the East Coast Main line running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. A number of fast trains run on this network, making London accessible in 45 minutes on specific trains.
The station has its own taxi rank, which means reaching Peterborough Arena is approximately 15 minutes away once the train has arrived in the station.
Arriving by car, you will be guided to one of our hard standing or grassed free parking areas. There are 22,000 spaces – so plenty of room for everyone. We also have plenty of disabled parking bays.
Travelling from Peterborough City Centre – take the Nene Parkway/A1260, follow directions to Oundle Road/A605 and turn right onto this road, which will lead you directly to the venue. The brown highway signs indicating East of England Showground will help to guide you. The journey is approximately 16 minutes from the centre of Peterborough.
Travelling from the A1(M) South – continue along the A1(M), passing the Peterborough Services (Extra MSA); continue forward onto the A1 and then take the next turn left, signposted East of England Showground. At the junction with the A605, turn left and travel half a mile. At the roundabout, turn right, and you have arrived at Peterborough Arena.
Travelling from the A1(M) North – ignore the very first signpost for Peterborough and continue travelling along the A1 picking up the brown highways signposts indicating East of England Showground. Follow these signs and leave the A1 at Alwalton, taking you through the village and onto the A605 Oundle Road junction. Turn left at this junction and at the very next roundabout, turn right and you’ve arrived at Peterborough Arena.
By Public Transport
Peterborough City Centre has a number of taxi ranks, as well as a coach park and bus station located within the Queensgate Centre. The Stagecoach bus service runs an hourly service during the week and two-hourly Sunday service, stopping just outside Peterborough Arena. The bus numbers to look for are x4 and 24 leaving Bay 15 at Queensgate, Peterborough.
The bus stop is located on the main road fronting the venue (Oundle Road). A five to 10-minute walk will bring you to our main entrance gate.
East of England Arena’s location makes it central for London Stansted, London Luton, East Midlands and Birmingham airports – all four are approximately 60-90 minutes away by car.