On the Buses

With effect from the 18th November, there have been changes to the bus service operated  by First Eastern Counties Bus Company between Ipswich and Felixstowe. The number of stopping buses has been reduced to three each hour nos. 75, 76 and 77 and all of these are routed along Spring road to go past Ipswich hospital (but not into the stop outside the A & E Centre) The journey time is approximately 48 minutes. The X7 (Fast service) has been reintroduced during the day. This calls at  Ipswich station only and then continues non-stop to Felixstowe along the A14. Obviously, the journey time is shorter at 36 minutes.
 
The three stopping buses run at 20 minute intervals so the connections for us in Trimley ( at the Mariners Pub?) off our bus (173) are still quite good. With most changes of this nature, there are going to be winners and losers. We now have a third hourly bus to the hospital but one of the negatives is that the 76 and 77 no longer go via John Lewis and Waitrose.
 
 I have some of the new timetables and if you would like one, please give me a call.
 
Tom Hatrick