The open-top bus service in Woodbridge provides a convenient links between the Railway Station, Bus Station and town centre shops.
The bus will run only during the summer period. (dates for 2010 awaiting confirmation).
It will also enable visitors to see an enhanced roof-top view of the town’s historic features, and to go on to the National Trust Sutton Hoo site where they can pay an entrance fee to visit the ship burial site and exhibition centre.
The service is linked to the railway timetable, and has been arranged by Woodbridge Town Centre Management Ltd (WTCML) to attract visitors to the town and to encourage them to use public transport. It will also enable local people to have a completely new view of their town and the surroundings.
WTCMGL worked closely with Ipswich Buses to plan a really interesting route. It will encourage people to explore the many interesting parts of the lovely town of Woodbridge. When WTCML ran a preview service for Suffolk tourism officers they were bowled over by how attractive Woodbridge is."
The service, provided by Ipswich Buses on behalf of the CitySightseeing Bus company, will operate twice a week (Thursdays and Saturdays) in the summer months.
The open top bus will start from Ipswich, and return there at the end of the day, after operating an hourly circular route within Woodbridge. The route runs from the Railway Station, up Ipswich Road to The Seal public house, down Warren Road to get a splendid distant view of the Tide Mill, back to Station Road, up Quay Street to Market Hill and Buttrum’s Mill, down New Street and on to Melton village and station, and Sutton Hoo.
The return journey will be via Lime Kiln Quay and The Turban Centre, with several drop-off and pick-up points, plus stops at any service bus stops on request. All-day tickets will allow passengers to hop on and off the service throughout the day.
Suffolk County Council Concessionary pass holders travel free of charge. All other authority pass holders pay the concessionary fare.
The open-top bus is sponsored by Woodbridge Town Centre Management Group Ltd, East Suffolk Travellers Association, East Suffolk Community Rail Partnership, National Trust Sutton Hoo, and Woodbridge Community Council.
A leaflet with Timetable and Route will be available from Ipswich and Woodbridge Tourist Information Centres, Sutton Hoo and other outlets along the route in Woodbridge.
For more information, please contact
Malcolm Robson, Ipswich Buses on 01473 232600
Woodbridge Tourist Information Centre 01394 382240
Woodbridge Town Centre Co-ordinator 0783 015 8780.