There are 15 stations along the East Suffolk Lines: twelve on the Lowestoft to Ipswich line, and five on the Ipswich to Felixstowe Line. Stations at Ipswich and Westerfield are served by both lines. All except Lowestoft and Ipswich are unstaffed although ticket machines are located at Lowestoft, Beccles, Saxmundham, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, and Ipswich stations.
Most East Suffolk Lines stations have a car park (the exceptions are Derby Road and Westerfield) with free parking at many smaller stations. Each station has full wheelchair access and most are served by connecting bus routes; for those that are not Suffolk Links provides a demand-and-response book-ahead service for onward travel.
For more information on the facilities available at each station click on a name on the menu at the top of the page.
Many stations have been adopted by local residents who see their local rail lines as a vital link to Suffolk's most rural areas. The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is keen to work with volunteers in bringing forth ideas that help improve station facilities, platforms, buildings, and forecourts, no matter how small the schemes may be.
Adopters at many stations plant and look after flowers through the Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Flowers and tubs are provided by the Partnership; adopters provide the elbow grease. There is no financial contribution expected from the adopter, just a commitment to submit a periodic checklist. Adopters receive a complimentary rail pass for their efforts. If you are interested in adopting your local station please contact us.
The latest line guide covering the East Suffolk Lines is now available. The guide lists the full timetable for destinations between Ipswich and Lowestoft, and Ipswich and Felixstowe. Times are also listed for the connecting Anglian 88A bus service between Halesworth station and Southwold. There are also details on the Anglia Plus rover ticket.
The guide highlights things to do and places to see along the Suffolk coast, station-to-station walks, and more.
You can also download a PDF version.