Felixstowe Travel Watch is an independent voluntary organisation formed in 1972 to fight the perceived threat to close the Branch line. Since then, our role has broadened to promote and encourage greater use of all forms of public transport in our area. We do this in a number of ways, but chiefly by liaison with the managements of Greater Anglia , First Eastern Counties Buses and National Express Coaches regarding their timetables, routes, quality and frequency of services. We also maintain contact with Suffolk County Council, the new District Council and Felixstowe Town Council, East Suffolk Travellers Association and the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership to achive our objectives.
Members are kept informed of our news and activities at three meetings a year (Spring, Autumn and Winter), and publication of three newsletters per year. We also organise a number of excursions throughout the year, for our members. We keep the public informed by publishing simplified bus/rail area timetables and distributing them free, writing regular reports for publication in the in local pressand by maintaining the Notice Boards at the Town Railway Station, the Cooperative supermarket concorse and at the Library. We also maintain a notice board at Trimley Station.
We believe that the only way to counter the endless destruction of more and more of our countryside, the ever-increasing congestion in our towns and cities and the poisoning of the air we breathe, is to revive public transport and promote it vigorously. Whether you use public transport or just appreciate the need for it, we invite you to join Felixstowe Travel Watch. Mambership is just £3.00 per year for individuals and £4.00 for family (plus £2.00 for postage if you live outside the Felixstowe/Trimley hand-delivery area).
Annual General Meeting 2018 - click here to read the Agenda and reports for the AGM.
Membership Application / Renewal form and General Data Protection Regulation dispensation form - click here
Chairman - Cllr Graham Newman email@example.com
Secretary - Margaret Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Secretary - Jean Leitch email@example.com
Station Adopters Station adoption has been a feature of the railway network in East Anglia for a number of years. Its about local and personal pride and wanting to see your station take its rightful place as an important part of the local community. From Greater Anglia (our Train Operating Company) perspective, the relationship with the station adopter volunteers is a vital element of the links to the communities served. All three stations on our line have Station Adopters until just now (Jan. 2017) when Anne and Philip Jordan have moved away from the area.
Derby Road - Dennis Carpenter in succession to the former Adopters Philip and Ann Jordan
Trimley - Tom Hatrick - in succession to the former Adopters - Betty and John Woollan
Felixstowe - Richard Holland