Stoke Quay, Ipswich

Public Transport

You are entitled to be provided with a Personal Travel Plan that will identify the best possible public transport options available from Stoke Quay to your most regular destination. This will be presented in an email report format with specific information for you. Refer to the Personal Travel Plan section of this website for more information.

Bus Services

The Stoke Quay development is excellently located to public transport services with bus stops located within a short walk from the site on Vernon Street, just south of the junction with Little Whip Street as well as the Ipswich train station located approximately 800m west of Stoke Quay.

The nearest bus stops located near to the Vernon Street Co-op food store provides services into the town centre with onward connections to outlying employment/residential areas, such as in Martlesham Heath and Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate. Additional bus services can also be reached at the train station and Old Cattle Market bus station to the west and north of Stoke Quay respectively.

The Traveline East Anglia website provides an online journey planning tool as well as the ability to search for timetables by stop, street or postcode. Favourite journeys can be saved for later recall. It is also available as a free mobile app for Android and Apple iOS (you can view a step-by-step guide to downloaded Traveline bus timetables here). First Group also provides a free mobile app for Android and Apple iOS, providing up-to-date timetables and information and bus tickets. The Bus Checker UK mobile app also provides a useful tool to provide residents with real-time and timetabled services from routes.

Ipswich buses provide various day tickets for travel on their buses and a smart card for regular trips by bus.  Further information is available on their website. In summary, you can purchase an ‘All Day’ ticket for as little as £4.50 or a TownRider 7 day pass for £16.00 (based on January 2019 prices).

There are also discounts available for under 20s with an U20 all day ticket for 2.70 and 16-19 year olds enjoy a 25% off the full adult fare via the Endeavour card – further information can be found here.  Further concessionary fares are also available with further information available via Suffolk County Council’s website.

Visit the Suffolk On Board website to view all local bus timetables and keep up to date with any changes to services. You can view a guide to reading timetables here.

Rail Services

Ipswich Train Station is located approximately 800m to the west of Stoke Quay, along Burrell Road. The station is operated by Abellio Greater Anglia and is situated on the Great Eastern Main Line. Trains operate regularly throughout the day to Cambridge, Felixstowe, London Liverpool Street, Lowestoft, and Norwich with services running between 05:04 and 00:53.

The station provides sheltered bicycle storage for 228 bikes and 444 car parking spaces for commuters, plus nine accessible spaces. There are also 36 “premium” car parking spaces and 108 cycle spaces in a secure compound.

The Abellio Greater Anglia website provides details of the services and timetables of services running from the station as well as an online journey planning tool and ability to purchase tickets. Favourite journeys can be saved for later recall and live train tracking is available.

There is a version of the Abellio Greater Anglia website optimised for mobile devices and it is also available as a free mobile app for Android and Apple iOS.  For the Live Departure and Arrival Board for Ipswich train station please click here.

Commuters travelling from Ipswich to London, for example, can purchase season tickets at discounted cost and non-commuters can also obtain various rail discounts via railcards (i.e 16-25s and family and friends). Please refer to the Railcards website located here for further information and to obtain the railcards.

Overall, services to London Liverpool Street and intermediate destinations along this route are excellent throughout the week, particularly for commuter services Monday to Friday.

Also, did you know, you can hire bikes from Ipswich station for as little as £3.80 per day? Find out more on the Ipswich Bike and Go website.

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