Buses/Superoute 66/Park and Ride

 

NB All the Information below is only valid from 2 Jul 17

 

Bus Services

Route 66 operated by First In Norfolk & Suffolk

Tel: 01473 253800 / 0345 602 0121 Web: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/suffolk_norfolk

Buses run 7 days a week (including public holidays), in the daytime & evening until approx 11pm.

  • Mondays to Saturdays approx. every 20 minutes (daytime) and every hour in the evenings.
  • Sundays and Public Holiday approx. every 30 minutes (daytime) and every hour in the evenings.
  • The last bus back from Ipswich on Mon-Sat is at 11.15pm from Ipswich train station and at 11.25pm from the Old Cattle Market. On Sundays the last bus back is at 10.50pm from Ipswich train station and at 10.56pm from the Old Cattle Market.

Route:

  • Between Ipswich Railway Station - Ipswich Old Cattle Market Bus Station - Beech Road (Rushmere) - Penzance Road (Kesgrave) - Bell Lane - Twelve Acre Approach - Guided Bus Way (Tesco) - Ropes Drive – Main Road - Martlesham Heath (Eagle Way & Gloster Road) – Martlesham Tesco
  • From 3rd July 2017 after the Park & Ride buses stop running Route 66 services will additionally call at Martlesham Park & Ride for the benefit of P&R passengers.
  • On the route from Martlesham into Ipswich the bus goes via Tower Ramparts Bus Station to the Railway Station.

Route 66 buses are wheelchair and buggy-accessible

Click here for a map showing the 66 services.

Click here for timetable details.

Route 66 bus stop flags and real-time information screens are due to be replaced in summer 2017.

To report a fault with the real-time information boards, you can either telephone SCC Customer Services on 0845 606 6067 and ask for Simon Barnett or e mail the fault to BSS@Suffolk.gov.uk.

 

Bus Route 63 operated by First In Norfolk & Suffolk

Tel: 01473 253800 / 0345 602 0121 Web: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/suffolk_norfolk

Buses run Mondays to Fridays, school days only, at peak times only. Just one service a day in each direction

Route:

  • Between Ipswich Old Cattle Market Bus Station – Kesgrave (Main Road) – Woodbridge – Wickham Market – Framlingham Thomas Mills School

All services are wheelchair and buggy-accessible.

Click here for a map showing the 63 services.

Click here for timetable details.

 

Bus Route 64 operated by First In Norfolk & Suffolk

Tel: 01473 253800 / 0345 602 0121 Web: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/suffolk_norfolk

Buses run Mondays to Saturdays in the daytime and early evening - every hour.

Route:

  • Between Ipswich Railway Station (peak hour services only) - Ipswich Old Cattle Market Bus Station – Kesgrave (Main Road) – Martlesham Tesco - Woodbridge (including Peterhouse Crescent and Pytches Road estates),– Melton – Wickham Market – Farnham – Saxmundham - Leiston - Aldeburgh

Bus Route 64 buses also run on Sundays and Bank Holidays

Buses run Sundays and Bank Holidays only in the daytime - there are five services in each direction per day.

All services are wheelchair and buggy-accessible.

Click here for a map showing the 64 services.

Click here for timetable details.

 

Bus Route 65 operated by First In Norfolk & Suffolk

Tel: 01473 253800 / 0345 602 0121 Web: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/suffolk_norfolk

Buses run Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays) at peak times only.

The 65 will operate one service between Aldeburgh and Ipswich and two services from Ipswich to Leiston.

Route:

  • Between Ipswich Old Catlle Market Bus Station – Kesgrave (Main Road) - Martlesham (Main Road/Black Tiles) - Woodbridge – Melton - Bromswell - Eyke – Rendlesham - Snape - Knodishall - Leiston - Aldeburgh

All services are wheelchair and buggy-accessible.

Click here for a map showing the 65 services.

Click here for timetable details.

(N.B. For other journeys to Snape there is a revised 62 bus service between Woodbridge and Snape or the Connecting Communities service Tel: 01728 635938).

 

Bus Route 68 operated by First In Norfolk & Suffolk

Tel: 01473 253800 / 0345 602 0121 Web: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/suffolk_norfolk

Buses run Mondays to Saturdays (except public holidays) at off-peak times

Five services run in each direction each day

Route:

  • Between Ipswich Old Cattle Market Bus Station – Woodbridge Road – Garrett Anderson bus stop in Ipswich Hospital grounds - Kesgrave (Main Road) – Kesgrave Cambridge Road  - Orchard Grove- Edmonton Road - Edmonton Close - Bell Lane, Main Road Kesgrave - Ropes Drive West, Fentons Way, Ropes Drive East and back to Main Road.
  • In effect the 68 follows a clockwise loop around Fentons Way and Ropes Drive.  On its way back to Ipswich it will run via Edmonton and Cambridge Roads once again and the Garrett Anderson Centre

All services are wheelchair and buggy-accessible.

Click here for a map showing the 68 services.

Click here for timetable details. A locally produced version can be found here.

 

Bus Route 972 operated by First In Norfolk & Suffolk

Tel: 01473 253800 Web: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/suffolk_norfolk 

School-day service only

Woodbridge Turban Centre – Bealings - Kesgrave High School - Farlingaye High School 

Click here for timetable details.

 

Community Transport

Kesgrave has reasonably good bus services. But the buses don’t always go to the places people need to get to and bus connections are not always available at the times people need to travel.

Also, there are many people who are unable to use bus services because of health problems – for example they are unable to walk to / from the nearest bus stop. All of this can mean that people struggle to access essential services and medical appointments. 

It is in these situations that community transport can help – please click here for more details.

 

Bus Stops/Routes

A map showing bus stops and bus routes serving Kesgrave can be found here. A downloadable version can be found here.

 

Timetables

Printed timetables can be obtained from: - the Town Council Office and Kesgrave Library. They can be downloaded at: www.suffolkonboard.com. or www.firstgroup.com/norfolk-suffolk

You can also get this information when you’re at a bus stop. Each bus stop flag has a bus stop code and a telephone number to use. You’ll be sent a message in return with the time of the next bus.

To report a fault with the real-time information boards on Superoute 66, you can either telephone SCC Customer Services on 0845 606 6067 and ask for Simon Barnett or e mail the fault to BSS@Suffolk.gov.uk

 

Park and Ride

Details of the Ipswich Park and Ride can be found by clicking here.

Some FAQs for the Martlesham Park and Ride.

> Where do I Buy My ticket?

From the bus driver

> What does it cost?

Group Travel

£5  for a High Five Ticket valid all day – this covers a family or group of up to five people who travel together from Martlesham on both the outward and return journey into Ipswich. (This ticket allows a maximum of 2 adults)

£4  for a High Five Ticket off peak - valid after 12noon Mon – Fri and all day Saturdays.

Adults

£3 for an adult return ticket from Martlesham valid all day.

£2 for an adult return ticket from Martlesham off peak - valid after 12noon Mon – Fri and all day Saturdays.

Young Persons

£2 for a Young Person’s ticket valid all day (Young person aged 5 – 19)

£1.70 for a Young Person’s ticket valid after 12noon Mon – Fri and all day Saturdays

Concessionary Pass Holders

£1.50 for Concessionary Pass Holders to travel all day at both peak and off peak times and this also includes travel on any of First Bus’s Ipswich Town Zone bus services

> Are there any discounts?

Yes there is a Park and Ride smartcard called the Endeavour Card. You can use this to purchase a minimum of 10 trips on the Park & Ride for £25 for adults and £17.50 for Young Persons. The journeys are stored on the card and activated each time the card is used. Up to 60 journeys can be bought at any one time and there is no time limit on when the journeys have to be made by. For details see:  http://endeavour.suffolkonboard.com/park-ride/

> What about Discounts for Regular Park & Ride Commuters?

Commuters who regularly use Park & Ride can join First’s Commuter Travel Club free of charge to gain further savings:

In the Ipswich Travel Zone a monthly commuter club card costs £46 and is valid for 1 month’s unlimited bus travel in the Ipswich zone.

There is also a Melton/Woodbridge/Ipswich Zone Commuter ticket costing £60 for 1 month’s unlimited travel in this zone.

See First’s website for details: https://www.firstgroup.com/norfolk-suffolk/tickets/commuter-travel-club

> What if I have a Bus Pass? Can I travel for free?

No. The free travel scheme was withdrawn in April 2011.

Instead, Bus Pass Holders can buy an all day ticket for £1.50 valid on the Park & Ride and for travel on any First bus in the Ipswich Travel Zone.

> Where can I get the bus to and from?

There are Park and Ride bus stops at Kesgrave Fisheries, Kesgrave High School, Ipswich Hospital, (Woodbridge Road) and various stops in Ipswich town centre (including Tower Ramparts and Princes Street near to the Railway Station). The bus then stops outside Suffolk One Sixth Form Centre (selected stops only) and the London Road Park & Ride site. At off-peak times one bus every hour travels to Woodbridge, Melton and Rendlesham. See maps here: http://www.ipswichparkandride.co.uk/

> Do Park & Ride services stop at Suffolk One Sixth Form Centre?

Yes. Please see the full 800 bus timetable for details of the services which stop on Scrivener Drive.

> I’ve heard there is an extension of the Park and Ride to Woodbridge and Rendlesham. How does this work?

One bus per hour at off peak times will extend beyond the Martlesham Park and Ride site to Rendlesham. This service will call at Martlesham Black Tiles bus stop then go directly to Woodbridge (not via the Woodbridge estates) to the Turban Centre. It will then call at Melton Chapel, Eyke Village Stores and Rendlesham Redwald Road. See the timetable for details

> What times do Park & Ride Service run?

Mondays to Fridays, excluding Bank Holidays: every 15 minutes between 0655 and 1840 (from Martlesham). The last P&R bus leaves London Road Park & Ride at 1850 and from opposite the Old Cattle Market bus station at 1903.

After these times the Route 66 service will call at Martlesham Park & Ride. The 66 service leaves Ipswich Railway Station at 1915, 1945, 2015, 2115, 2215 and 2315.

On Saturdays the first P&R bus from Martlesham P&R is at 0700 and the last leaves at 1840. The first bus from London Road P&R leaves at 0700 and the last bus at 1845.

There is no service on Sundays except during the Christmas period.

> What about bus travel once I get to Ipswich?

Ask the driver for an Ipswich Zone Ticket when you board the Park & Ride bus. This will provide free travel on all First’s services in the Ipswich Zone.

The Ipswich Zone Ticket costs £5 for adults, £3.60 for Young Persons and £8 for a High Five group. It is valid all day.

> Can I use First’s Weekly, Monthly, 10 day, 3 Monthly or Yearly Passes on the Park and Ride?

Yes, any of these passes valid in the Ipswich Zone can be used on the Park and Ride. The Ipswich Zone Day, Week & Monthly tickets can also be purchased on board Park & Ride buses.

> What happens if I miss the last Park and Ride bus home?

Don’t panic! You can catch the route 66 bus back to Kesgrave. These buses will now drop you off at the Martlesham Park and Ride site itself. The exit gates at the site are left open, so you won’t find your car or bike locked-in! Park & Ride tickets will be valid on these services and the P&R site car parks are open 24 hours a day.

> Can I use Park and Ride if I don’t have a car?

Yes, the cost is the same whether you walk, cycle or drive to the Martlesham P&R site. Cycle parking stands are provided.

> Are the services accessible to those with disabilities or baby buggies?

Fully accessible low-floor buses are used. The terminal building at Martlesham has a heated waiting area, accessible toilets and baby change facilities.

 

Other Bus Routes

Timetables of other routes can be found by clicking here.

 

Last update on Thursday 29 Jun 2017 by Alan Comber.

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