Public transport in Suffolk and Essex hit by heavy snow

PUBLISHED: 09:42 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:41 28 February 2018

Ipswich Buses are hoping to resume services on Wednesday. Picture; PAUL GEATER

Ipswich Buses are hoping to resume services on Wednesday. Picture; PAUL GEATER


Heavy overnight snow has devastated public transport across East Anglia on Wednesday morning with both bus and train services badly affected.

Train cancellations today due to the snow. Picture: PAUL GEATERTrain cancellations today due to the snow. Picture: PAUL GEATER

Little more than 12 hours after Greater Anglia and Network Rail said they hoped to run a full service today, the restrictions that were lifted were effectively re-imposed.

There are no services on the branch lines to Felixstowe or Lowestoft on Wednesday – and restricted services on the main line to London and on cross-country routes from Ipswich to Cambridge and Peterborough.

Greater Anglia advises passengers to check their website before setting off on any journey.

Ipswich Buses suspended its services on Wednesday morning. Routes were not clear enough to run buses, although managers were keeping the situation under review.

A few services did start operating at lunchtime – for instance the Service 13 to Chantry and Tesco – but passengers were advised to check with the company’s Twitter account before trying to catch a bus.

There were also problems with First Eastern Counties services – and other operators were running very restricted routes or had suspended operations.

Has your school closed? Find out here.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sudbury Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sudbury Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sudbury Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other popular content

Scores of Suffolk schools have signed up for a fresh project to boost attainment – but education chiefs have confirmed no extra cash has been pumped into it.

17 minutes ago

Thieves stole toiletries and electrical goods worth a four-figure sum from a north Essex shop.

27 minutes ago

Police have launched an investigation after a man was filmed spitting on a dead man’s shrine.

58 minutes ago

A cold blast is set to see temperatures in Suffolk and Essex plummet into the weekend.

Show Job Lists

Local weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 10°C

Newsletter Sign Up

Sudbury Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24