Ipswich Buses

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Ipswich Buses
IpswichBuses.svg
Ipswich buses vehicle.jpg
SloganTaking You Places
ParentIpswich Borough Council
FoundedNovember 1903
HeadquartersIpswich
Service areaIpswich
Service typeBus services
Routes33 (March 2018)
Depots1
Fleet84 (October 2017)
Fuel typeDiesel
Chief executiveHeath Williams
Websitewww.ipswichbuses.co.uk

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 and surrounding villages. Its depot is situated in Constantine Road, near Ipswich Town's Portman Road football ground. First Norfolk & Suffolk also operate bus services in the town on complementary routes.

History[edit]

Roe bodied Leyland Atlantean in November 1982
Optare Excel in September 2007

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 March 2018 Ipswich Buses operate 33 routes.[2]

Park & Ride[edit]

Ipswich Buses operated the Ipswich park & 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] In July 2017 First Norfolk & Suffolk took over its operation.[5][6]

Fleet[edit]

As at March 2019 the fleet consisted of 77 buses.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ipswich Buses at Wikimedia Commons

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