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, East Suffolk (District) Council and Felixstowe Town Council, East Suffolk Travellers Association and the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership to achieve 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 press and by maintaining the Notice Boards at the Town Railway Station, the Cooperative supermarket concourse 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. Membership 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 Tuesday 10th May 2022 at 7.30pm
To see how the association stands financially, you can read our latest Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2020
To see May 2019 AGM papers, read 2019 Agenda and Reports .
To become a member please download, complete and return our Membership Application / Renewal form and General Data Protection Regulation dispensation form
To find our more about us read our Constitution
Chairman - Cllr Graham Newman firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Chairman and acting Treasurer - Richard Holland email@example.com
Secretary - Vacant f.t.t.b.
Membership Secretary - Jean Leitch firstname.lastname@example.org
Station adoption has been a feature of the railway network in East Anglia for a number of years. It is 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.
Derby Road - Dennis Carpenter and John Hatrick
Trimley - Tom Hatrick and Paul Negus
Felixstowe - Richard Holland
(This page last updated 11th April 2022)