The Partnership aims to bring together representatives of the local transport authority, local planning authorities, train operating company, infrastructure operator and a wide range of local community groups, with the objective of securing the future of the Lowestoft to Ipswich and Felixstowe to Ipswich railway lines through increased patronage and revenue.
The partnership is funded by train company Greater Anglia, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Waveney District Council, and Suffolk Coastal District Council who hold seats on the board.
Transport Regeneration is also a board member. The East Suffolk Travellers Association (ESTA) is a member through our Line Group North and South. The ESLCRP also works with Network Rail to help deliver schemes along the line.
On 03 March 2015 the Department for Transport awarded 'Designated Service' status to the East Suffolk Lines (Ipswich - Lowestoft, Ipswich - Felixstowe). The designation provides for a flexible approach to help improve the financial performance of the lines, increase the social value of the railway, and ensure the East Suffolk Lines long term future.
For more information on the CRP, our constitution and how you can get involved through one our three Line Groups click on the links below: