East Suffolk community rail lines
Community rail line services between Ipswich, Felixstowe and Lowestoft.
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The East Suffolk Lines operate from Ipswich in Suffolk to the coastal towns of Lowestoft and Felixstowe running through rural countryside. They serve a number of market towns along the route.
|Region||East of England|
|Length||12 miles and 49 miles|
|Journey time||About 26 minutes and one hour 26 minutes – one way|
|Route type||Secondary / rural|
|Designation date||3 March 2015|
|Partnership||East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership|
|Operator(s)||Abellio Greater Anglia|
The East Suffolk Lines comprise 2 routes serving 15 stations.
The route from Ipswich to Felixstowe (26 minutes) serves:
- Derby Road
The route from Ipswich to Lowestoft (1 hour 26 minutes) serves:
- Wickham Market
- Oulton Broad South
Community rail designation
The East Suffolk Lines were designated as a community rail service by the Department for Transport in March 2015. The designation covers the passenger services between Ipswich and Felixstowe and the line, north of Westfield to Lowestoft. Apart from Ipswich, all stations on the lines are part of the designation.
Network Rail strategic route plan
The East Suffolk Line Ipswich to Lowestoft route has been identified as a rural route. The Ipswich to Felixstowe route has been identified as a secondary route within Network Rail’s East Anglia (D) strategic route plan.
The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership
The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership were formed in 2004 to help support and promote the line. They work closely with the East Suffolk Lines Travellers’ Association who were formed in 1972 along with Felixstowe Travel Watch to help support the line.