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New Year's Eve nightbus will run

PUBLISHED: 09:43 28 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

NEW Year's Eve clubbers in Ipswich have the opportunity to get home quickly and safely using the new nightbus scheme.

Tonight, tomorrow and New Year's Eve, buses will leave every half-hour from the Old Cattle Market and Cardinal Park to Castle Hill/Whitton; Clapgate Lane/Gainsborough; Foxhall Road/Rushmere and Stoke Park/Chantry.

NEW Year's Eve clubbers in Ipswich have the opportunity to get home quickly and safely using the new nightbus scheme.

Tonight, tomorrow and New Year's Eve, buses will leave every half-hour from the Old Cattle Market and Cardinal Park to Castle Hill/Whitton; Clapgate Lane/Gainsborough; Foxhall Road/Rushmere and Stoke Park/Chantry. The buses will be running all evening from 7pm to 3am.

They call at all the normal bus stops and drivers can use their discretion to drop off passengers, particularly women travelling alone, at other places en route. Passengers are charged a flat rate of £2 or £1.70 return, for those who travel into Ipswich before 11.30pm.

In addition, Superoute 66 is running its usual night service to Kesgrave and Martlesham throughout the festive season.

The service has been popular with clubbers since being introduced at the start of December.

Last weekend over 650 people used the nightbus service to get home and on Christmas Eve over 300 used the service.

The pilot bus project is being funded by the Ipswich Community Safety Partnership. Clubs in the town have also contributed funding to pay for security staff to travel on the buses and Suffolk police are fully behind the project, which is all about getting late-night clubbers home quickly and safely.


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