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 25 (October 2013)
Depots 1
Fleet 76 (September 2013)
Chief executive Jeremy Cooper
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 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]

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 September 2015 Ipswich Buses operate 25 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 December 2014 the fleet consisted of 85 buses.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Companies House extract company no 2000058 Ipswich Buses Limited
  2. ^ Ipswich Buses services
  3. ^ a b Ipswich: Borough-owned firm wins back park-and-ride contract East Anglian Daily Times 13 July 2013
  4. ^ Ipswich Buses awarded Park and Ride contract Ipswich Buses
  5. ^ Fleet list access portal at official website.

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