You are entitled to be provided with a Personal Travel Plan that will identify the best possible public transport options available from Great Cornard & Sudbury to your regular destinations.
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. Your Welcome Pack will have included a survey to complete to receive your free week’s travel on buses to Ipswich or Colchester* (only available to residents of Weaver’s Meadow only, full terms and conditions can be found here).
Weaver’s Meadow is excellently located for bus services on Bures Road, around 120m south of Radiator Road. Alternatively, there’s also signposted bus stops opposite and adjacent to Rugby Road on Head Lane, as well as outside and opposite Glenside on Stannard Way. Regular services can be boarded at these bus stops into Sudbury town, the surrounding area as well as towns further afield, including Colchester and Ipswich.
Local bus services are provided by Beestons and HC Chambers & Son from Monday to Saturday.
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. It is also available as a free mobile app for Android and Apple iOS. We have put together a step-by-step guide on how to download bus timetables through the Traveline website for you to download. The Bus Checker UK mobile app also provides a useful tool to provide residents with real-time and timetabled services from routes.
Travel time to Colchester, Hadleigh and Ipswich are approximately 52 minutes, 36 minutes and 76 minutes respectively. An adult return fare to Colchester, for example, is £7.70 per day or £35.00 per week.
There are also discounts available for 16-19 year olds, 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.
Sudbury Train Station is located approximately 1.4km away from Weaver’s Meadow. The train station is located approximately 17 minutes walking time from Weaver’s Meadow and would only take approximately 6 minutes to cycle there. The train station provides regular services to Marks Tey for connecting trains to London Liverpool Street and Norwich.
The train station offers step-free access throughout and some public Wi-Fi and refreshment facilities for commuters. There are also 14 bicycle spaces for secure storage as well as 140 (plus three accessible) spaces available for cars.
The 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 and live train tracking is available.
There is a version of the 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 Sudbury train station please click here.
Commuters travelling from Sudbury to Marks Tey, for example, can purchase season tickets at discounted cost and non-commuters can also obtain various rail discounts via railcards (i.e. 16-25’s and family and friends). Please refer to the Railcards website located here for further information and to obtain the railcards.
Use PlusBus as a cheaper way to get around areas such as Colchester and Ipswich by coordinating unlimited local bus travel when purchasing your train ticket. This can be done on the Greater Anglia website, or direct with PlusBus.