Welcome to our website
We are a non-funded voluntary body formed in 1972 under the title of East Suffolk Travellers' Association, Felixstowe, to promote public transport in and around the town. Membership stands at just over 400 which gives us a significant voice when making contact with the local authorities, rail, bus and coach operators about local services.
For more detail, and to read about our Annual General Meeting - see About us.
For information about our 2017 Tours programme - go to the Brochures page of the Tours section
Contact us: Felixstowe Travel Watch, c/o 14, Princes Gardens, Felixstowe Suffolk IP11 7RH (Tel: 01394 278061)
A separate ESTA body campaigns for improved public transport along the route of the East Suffolk rail line between Ipswich and Lowestoft. Click here to view their website
Derby Road (East Ipswich) to Felixstowe SEA-SIDE SPECIAL
11.09 departure on WEDNESDAY 27th July and 3rd August 2016
The regular timetabled 11.09 departure from Derby Road station was, for these two days only, re-branded as the Felixstowe Sea-side special
The first 50 fare paying passengers to board the train at Derby Road, were offered a free souvenir gift and the Mayor of Felixstowe was at Felixstowe station to "meet and greet" the incoming visitors. Timing of the sea-side special had been arranged to link passengers onto the Felixstowe round-the-town open top bus which leaves Great Eastern Square at 11.30am.
Visitors could return to Derby Road (or Ipswich main-line) station on any of the time-tabled services which leave at 28 minutes past the hour
Sponsored by Felixstowe Travel Watch in partnership with Abellio Greater Anglia.
(top photo taken on 27th July, second photo on 3rd August)
Terms and Conditions applied - 1) AGA normal terms and conditions of carriage apply 2) Standard fares are payable 3) Free souvenir gift offer only to the first 50 passengers arriving at Derby Road station to board the designated trains 4) Felixstowe Travel Watch are not responsible for the running of the designated trains nor for any accidents or consequential losses arisning from this promotion.
(The Home page image shows Great Eastern Square, the nearest thing that Felixstowe has to a public transport "hub". Buses waiting to depart from the front of the original station building. The actual railway platform is located behind the building, just a short walk to the end of the car park)
Website updated 3rd May 2017