Bramford to receive new bus service in April

A new bus service between Bramford and Ipswich will begin operating on 15 April.

The 8B will create a new link between the villages of Bramford and Sproughton and the employment areas of Eastern Gateway and Farthing Road Industrial Estate to the town of Ipswich.

The new service will receive a proportion of BSIP 2 funding allocated to Suffolk County Council by the UK Government, following a successful bid made by Ipswich Buses and Cllr Chris Chambers (Gipping Valley) in collaboration with Bramford Parish Council. Funding boost for new and existing bus services across Suffolk – Suffolk County Council

The 8B will provide an hourly bus service between 7am and 7pm and will operate on Monday and Saturday.

Dan Bassett, Managing Director of Ipswich Buses said:

‘We are incredibly pleased to be expanding Ipswich Buses network of services to provide those living in Bramford, Sproughton and Ipswich with a public transport option of travel to areas of employment, healthcare services, education and leisure activities. Good public transport links positively impact local communities in improving accessibility, mobility, and the overall quality of life for residents.’

The service was awarded funding following a co-ordinated proposal.

‘Achieving this has been a local effort. Cllr Chambers, with whom we worked closely to compile an attractive bid, has played a central part in this project, with Bramford Parish Council providing vital support.

Significant financial challenges are presented to bus operators when considering introducing a new bus service. The costs associated with implementing a service are high, and there are significant challenges in generating enough passengers to make a service viable. The support the service will receive through the BSIP 2 funding removes much of this pressure and provides the best possible platform to make the service a long-term success. We look forward to working in partnership with Suffolk County Council to deliver this service.’



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