Ipswich Buses

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IpswichBuses.svg
Ipswich buses vehicle.jpg
Parent Ipswich Borough Council
Founded November 1903
Headquarters Ipswich
Service area Ipswich
Service type Bus services
Routes 27 (October 2013)
Depots 1
Fleet 76 (September 2013)
Chief executive Malcolm Robson
Website www.ipswichbuses.co.uk
Roe bodied Leyland Atlantean in November 1982
Optare Excel in September 2007

Ipswich Buses[1] is a bus company that operates in Ipswich, Suffolk. It is owned by Ipswich Borough Council.

The company operates buses throughout the town. Its depot is situated in Constantine Road, near Ipswich Town's Portman Road football ground. First Eastern Counties also operate bus services in the town on complementary routes.

History[edit]

Main article: Buses in Ipswich

The origins of Ipswich Buses can be traced to November 1903 when Ipswich Corporation commenced operating trams. In 1923 the trams were replaced by trolleybuses. Buses were introduced from August 1950. To comply with the Transport Act 1985, in 1986 the assets of Ipswich Corporation were transferred to a new legal entity, Ipswich Buses.[1]

Services[edit]

As at October 2013 Ipswich Buses operate 27 routes.[2]

Park & Ride[edit]

Ipswich Buses operated the Ipswich park and ride system under contract to Suffolk County Council from 1997 until 2008 when First Eastern Counties took over the service.[3] In November 2013 Ipswich Buses recommenced operating the park and ride service.[3][4]

Fleet[edit]

As at September 2013 the fleet consisted of 76 buses.[5]

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Coordinates: 52°03′18″N 1°08′30″E / 52.05500°N 1.14167°E / 52.05500; 1.14167