New CRP Officer Joins the East Suffolk Lines

Monday, 30 July 2012

The East Suffolk Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP) which works to promote Greater Anglia's Ipswich to Felixstowe / Lowestoft lines has a new CRP officer in Tim Ward who has recently been appointed to the role.

Tim has long been a supporter of the railway and a keen station adopter at Kirby Cross, where he has often given of his own time to spruce up the station and the adjoining garden.  

Tim will be joining the East Suffolk Lines CRP at a key point in its history, as work continues on the addition of the Beccles passing loop allowing Greater Anglia to introduce an hourly timetable on the Ipswich to Lowestoft line this coming December. As Tim takes up his new post, much of his energies will be focused on the introduction and promotion of these additional services.

Geraint Hughes Greater Anglia’s Partnerships Manager said:
“We’re really pleased to have Tim on board as the Community Rail Partnership Officer for the East Suffolk lines. As a station adopter Tim has proven a keen advocate of the railway over the years and I’m sure his experience, enthusiasm and dedication will equip him well in his new role.”

Geof Butterwick Chairman of the East Suffolk Lines CRP said:
“I’d like to welcome Tim to the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership, with the work on the Beccles loop and the advent of the hourly services on the Ipswich to Lowestoft line later this year; it couldn’t be a more important time for us to have a dedicated CRP officer.” 

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership works to promote the rail services from Ipswich to Felixstowe and Lowestoft. The partners involved include Greater Anglia, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Waveney District Council and Felixstowe Town Council, as well as various community groups.

Greater Anglia helps to fund and support the work of the Community Rail Partnerships on their network, including the East Suffolk Lines CRP, the Essex and South Suffolk CRP and the Bittern and Wherry Line CRPs.