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Ipswich: New timetables published for First Bus services including the 66, 89 and 77 routes

18:03 12 May 2014

First Eastern Counties bus

First Eastern Counties bus

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Bus users in Ipswich can expect better and more punctual services when changes are made to a number of routes in the town at the end of this month, bosses at First Eastern Counties have said.

Among the changes due to come into effect from May 25 will be an extra morning service from Bramford to Ipswich, which has followed requests from passengers who say the service often gets overcrowded.

Meanwhile, the number 66 service will have its route extended so it will now travel from the rail station to the Maidenhall Green and Halifax areas, from Monday to Saturday.

Officials at First say this change is part of an ongoing strategy to improve the town’s services and that it will provide people living in Maidenhall and Halifax with a direct bus service to the hospital.

Chris Speed, business manager for First Eastern Counties, said: “We are always reviewing our routes and looking for ways to improve our services and passengers’ experiences.

“These changes will improve the punctuality and frequency of some services across our network.

“A number of these changes were made following passenger and driver feedback.

“We have added an extra journey on service 89 from Bramford to Ipswich to help ease overcrowding and improve passengers’ comfort on this busy route.”

Other changes which were announced yesterday were that the 4 and 4A services will no longer operate via the Rivers Estate and will instead operate direct from Clapgate Lane to Cliff Lane.

Meanwhile, the 77 service between Ipswich and Felixstowe will once again run on Sunday, with some small timetable adjustments and the 53 service between Ipswich and Brookwood will now operate up to every 12 minutes from Monday to Saturday.

The Sunday times for that service have changed but the frequency will still be every half hour.

For more information about the changes and to find out how they will affect you, please visit www.firstgroup.com or, alternatively, call 08456 020121.

10 comments

  • My mother in law knows the bus timetables like the back of her hand and is well aware that only every other one goes up there...Or should I say 'supposed' to go up there! The drivers have been spoken to by their managers about this and it still continues.....I know it's not all drivers, but it happens far too many times for someone that relies on buses 7 days a week!

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    StarReader

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • @ Citizen. thats not a superoute 88 in the background unfortunately. its a beestons pre repainting having been bought 2nd hand. Never mind though Worstbus have older than that.

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    mr angry

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Starreader - your mother in law needs to read the timetables carefully - only every other bus goes up to Bourne bridge. But then the driver is always an easy target.

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    Citizen

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • It's all very well changing routes if the drivers actually bother taking them! The 66 is supposed to go up to Bourne Bridge but quite often my mother in law is let down by being told they weren't going to go that far! Or she could be waiting at Bourne bridge for it to turn up to go back to town and it doesn't! Yes, I have made complaints, got a free days travel (even though she has a yearly bus pass!) but it still happens and the drivers are just rude!

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    StarReader

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • There is even a super route 88 in the background in cream and red, boy that takes us all back in time doesn't it? I am now going to leave the room in order to get out more....

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    Citizen

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Suffolk County Council spent heaven alone knows how much changing the bus station and First have spent (probably) thousands changing the paint on their buses, but the Star still uses the old pictures... send out someone with a box brownie chaps!

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    Citizen

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Comments permitted here Mr Bunn but NOT on your article "Suffolk: Billionaires with connections to county see their stocks rise by nearly £4.9bn ...". Afraid that comments regarding the divide between the haves and have-nots (and the bias of our government towards the former) will not suit the Tory agenda of this newspaper group and, perhaps, of you personally???

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    Johnthebap

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Try Suffolk On Board website , they usually have full details of forthcoming timetable changes listed in advance.

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    K Mcc

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • First Bus website, has no info on the new timetable for route 66.

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    Ipswich Man

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Mmmmmm. So worst bus still trying to snip at Ipswich Buses then i see. Not bothering to Develop new routes. Some leopards never change their spots do they Mr Speed. Listening back on the Radio Interview it would seem you have 2 very different sides indeed. Long May Ibl kick your backside.

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    mr angry

    Monday, May 12, 2014

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