• TTDA - East Suffolk Line - Train at station with flowers
  • TTDA - East Suffolk Line - Train at Lowestoft station

East Suffolk Lines

The East Suffolk Line, the railway linking Ipswich and Lowestoft, traverses some of the most delightful of Suffolk’s unspoilt countryside.

Take the opportunity to explore some of the fascinating towns and villages along this historic route. To the north, the journey from Ipswich offers stunning views of rivers and estuaries, heath and woodland. Travel through the traditional Suffolk Market Towns of Woodbridge, Saxmundham, Halesworth and Beccles from where you enter the Broads National Park, crossing the Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve, before completing your journey at Lowestoft with views of its industrial and maritime history.

The stations along the line provide convenient starting and finishing points from which walkers can explore the surrounding countryside, ranging from a short stroll to over ten miles of remote fields and woods. For more ambitious ramblers, walks can be joined up to make a long distance trail of over 70 miles.

Even the outskirts of Ipswich and the approaches to Lowestoft can be traversed by pleasant ways through parks, undeveloped green spaces and small roads. The Felixstowe Line stations at Trimley and Felixstowe give easy access to some of the best coastal and estuarine scenery in East Anglia.

About East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is an association of local authorities, community groups, volunteers and rail operator Greater Anglia which supports and encourages use of the railways running between Ipswich and Lowestoft and Ipswich and Felixstowe. 

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership (ESLCRP) is an unincorporated association of local government, public transport operators and community groups.

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 Ipswich - Lowestoft and Ipswich - Felixstowe railway lines through increased patronage and revenue.

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East Suffolk Lines