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Bus Passes

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Suffolk County Council has agreed to relax the conditions on bus pass use before 9.30am Monday to Friday.

Tom Hatrick (448065)

On the Buses

I have recently heard from Suffolk County Council and can report as follows:Ipswich BusesThe 173 day journeys with Ipswich Buses between Woodbridge and Felixstowe will continue as now until the end of August.Suffolk NorseThe 179 service and the 5.10pm 173 departure from Woodbridge currently operated by Suffolk Norse will be taken over by First Buses with effect from Monday 6th April up to the end of August. There will be minor timetable amendments to some journeys but I do not have any details yet.Suffolk County Council are reviewing the 'triangle' area between Ipswich, Woodbridge and Felixstowe to decide tenders for potentially new contracts to start at the beginning of September.Tom Hatrick (448065) Read More...

Trimley railway station

The Network Rail scheme to increase capacity on the Felixstowe branch line has recently been completed. Work commenced in April, 2018 and, during this time, the line was closed on Saturday evenings and all day Sunday most weekends. Part of the project included a 1.25 km stretch of double track from Trimley station to Grimston Lane and a new pedestrian bridge at Gun Lane - officially opened early last month. The trains are now back to normal and the weekend services have been fully restored.

The next big event is the arrival of brand new class 755 bi-mode trains. Although their introduction appears to be taking longer than was planned by Greater Anglia, five are currently operating in Norfolk. Hopefully, in the not too distance future, we shall see them in Suffolk.

Tom Hatrick (448065)

On the Buses

There is a vacancy for a “bus person” at the Kirton & Falkenham Parish Council.

The roll of the PTLO (Public Transport Liaison Officer) for Kirton and Falkenham is to deal with any queries or complaints from residents and inform them of any changes made to the bus services though the village.

For more information contact Sheila Wardener on 01394 448081 Read More...

No buses today Monday 6 Feb

No bus services in Kirton & Falkenham today due to adverse weather.
Check with bus service web site for further information. Read More...

Roadworks 7-Hills

SCC will be carrying out road resurfacing on the A12 Seven Hills roundabout, North Bound carriageway and the Northern part of the roundabout.  The work is necessary to arrest further deterioration and improve the road surface. The works are currently programmed to be carried out on 31 October & 1 November 2011, (phase 1) and 2 & 3 November 2011 (phase 2).  The affected roads will be temporarily closed overnight between 20:00 – 06:00 with signed diversion routes in place.  Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times, however.

Colin Shaw, Parish Clerk

Revised bus services

Revised bus services from Tuesday 30th August 2011

Felixstowe – Trimley – Kirton – Woodbridge
Beestons 173
Venturer coachways operates Otley College Day only

Woodbridge – Kirton – Trimley – Felixstowe
Ventura Coachways
Beestons 173

The timetable for the 173 service is now downloadable as a pdf file from suffolkonboard here Read More...

On the Buses

I'm writing this on March 8th, a month before the new timetables come into use on April 4th, so there still might be changes. However, this is how I see things at this time. As usual, the timetables are not easy to follow, but I can't think of an easier way of doing them. We have three operators: Beestons, Carters Coaches and Ipswich Buses (for schools).

Read on for more information.

Sheila Wardner          


On the Buses

Don’t forget 1st September when our single-decker buses (not double-deckers) will run through Falkenham Road and Back Road to and from Felixstowe. The one double-decker but we have at 8:01am will still go along Trimley Road. Read More...

On the buses – Home to School

As the summer holidays are nearly upon us there may be young people in the parish who are starting a new school or college in September. To see if they are entitled to transport assistance, parents can contact Customer Services Direct (CSD) on 08456 066067 or online at SCC Customer Services Direct

This information is also available on and also includes timetable details.

Sheila Wardner 448081

On the Buses – All change

Far East Travel buses will take the place of Country Travel from 6 July 2009 and the change of route from Trimley Road to Falkenham Road and Back Road will start from Tuesday 1st September, although the Ipswich school bus at 8:01am will continue along Trimley Road as there are concerns about double-deckers getting through some of Kirton’s narrow roads and awkward corners.

Sheila Wardner 448081

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