New East Suffolk Lines timetables aims to attract people to take days out by rail

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Smaller towns and villages near rail lines in Suffolk could receive a tourism boost thanks to a new printed rail timetables which aim to encourage visitors.

20,000 timetables have been produced by the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership in partnership with Greater Anglia to help people plan car-free days out to attractions and tourism hotspots across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The timetables are available from staffed stations including London Liverpool Street, Cambridge, Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Ipswich as well as the Beccles station cafe, Wickham Market station cafe, Visit Felixstowe Beach Hut Tourist Information Centre and Woodbridge Tourist Information Centre.

Aaron Taffera, Chair of the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership said, “We’re delighted to help promote car-free, sustainable days out in Suffolk. People can use the timetables to plan some great days out and at the same time help to reduce congestion and pollution in our villages, towns and popular tourist hotspots.”

Alan Neville, Greater Anglia’s Customer and Community Engagement Manager, said, “There was a pause in printing paper timetables during the pandemic when frequent service changes made it impossible to create a reliable printed leaflet, so we are delighted to have worked with the East Suffolk Lines on this now that things are much more stable.

“With these handy timetables and Greater Anglia’s great value fares, families and day trippers can leave the car at home and discover the wonders of these scenic rail lines and the fascinating towns, villages and attractions that are within easy reach.”

The scenic East Suffolk Lines railway, which runs between Ipswich, Lowestoft and Felixstowe is served by Greater Anglia’s brand-new trains.