Public Transport

Welcome to the Public Transport pages.

 

Buses and Martlesham Park & Ride

Listed below are the bus services available in Kesgrave.

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

Printed timetables can be obtained from: - the Town Council Office and Kesgrave Library. They can be also 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.

Timetables of other routes can be found by clicking here.

Bus Boute Map - click to enlarge.

Kesgrave Bus Route Map

Community Transport / Connecting Communities

Stop Press - Kesgrave has been incorporated into the BSEVC Community Transport umbrella – a Charity which has been running Community Transport for over 25 years. Sufficient volunteers have now been recruited for the Kesgrave Community Transport scheme. However, residents now need to take advantage of this service, otherwise it will be lost.

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.

Cycling / Cycle Routes

Kesgrave

Kesgrave is well served by cycle tracks and routes. Grange Farm has been built with a large cycle lane through it and a wide cycle lane has been constructed along main road. The terrain is also flat.

Kesgrave has a large (2000 pupil) 11-18 comprehensive school and three local Primary Schools each with around 500 pupils. 61% of the pupils at the high school cycle to the school.

The Town Council actively encourages walking and cycling.

A map showing cycle routes in Kesgrave can be found here. A downloadable version can be found here.

Cycle routes and facilities in Suffolk can be found on Suffolk County Council's website here.

Cycle Safely

One of the great advantages in Kesgrave is the network of cycle paths on the Grange Farm development. However there is sometimes confusion, on what is or isn't a cycle path and who should be using them. And it has to be said that it has also seen an increase in the misuse of paths in the more established areas of Kesgrave.

On the major routes within the Grange Farm development there is a dualed pathway; cyclists on the red tarmac and pedestrians on the grey. A good example is Pilbroughs Walk and it can also be seen alongside the A1214 from All Saints to St Michaels roundabouts. On the less well used routes the path is "shared" and this is the more frequent version found in the established areas of Kesgrave, where available space is less. The Bell Lane path on the eastern side is a good example here. In either case both cyclists and pedestrians need to exercise some caution and respect for the other users.

We've probably all come across people at some time or other (or perhaps been guilty of it ourselves) using the wrong side of the path or not paying attention to who else is around. This can be particularly awkward if a cyclist is speeding round a blind bend or where a cyclist is using a path that is supposed to be just for pedestrians. Most people will be quite happy to see very small children using the pedestrian footpath when they're learning how to ride their bike. But any cyclist who weaves on and off the path and road indiscriminately is a danger to themselves as well as others and can cause a lot of upset to other users.

A further word of caution. Anyone who has been across Rupert Fison Square will have seen signs which ask cyclists to dismount. With the many young people entering both the Day Nursery and the Scout building it is important not to have bikes racing through the square. Unfortunately some people think "it doesn't apply to me" and then they compound the trouble by cycling across the front of the shop units making it dangerous for the unwary shopper going back to their car.

No-one wants to stop such a healthy form of exercise being undertaken by so many but please think of others when you're out and about on your bike.

Taxis

Kesgrave is well served by Taxi companies although none are Kesgrave based.

Coaches

You can pick up the National Express Network in Ipswich at Cardinal Park

Trains

The nearest train station is in Ipswich - Burrell Road IP2 8AL . Details of the facilities, booking etc can be found at: The Train Line, National Rail Enquiries, Greater Anglia

The station is operated by Abellio Greater Anglia and serves the main line from Norwich to London Liverpool Street, and branch lines to Felixstowe, Cambridge/Peterborough and Lowestoft.

You can check and book services with The Train Line, National Rail Enquiries, Greater Anglia

Journey Planning

A useful resource for planning travel by bus, train, coach and ferry throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and national travel by train and coach is Traveline. They can be contacted on 0871 200 22 33 or you can plan a journey on their website by clicking here.

Problems

If you have any issues with the buses or community transport Transport then please contact the Town Council Public Transport Liaison Officer, Sue Hall, via the Town Council Offices or email: publictransport2@gmail.com.

To report a problem with buses to the County Council visit the Suffolk Onboard website.

To report a problem with First Eastern Counties local bus services contact the company at 6 Dogs Head Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1AD Tel: 01473 253800.