Routemaster for Ipswich service
To mark the ‘Celebrate Ipswich’ festival, First Eastern Counties is to run its AEC Routemaster on its 77 service from Ipswich to Felixstowe on 17 August. This is the first time the vehicle will run on service in Ipswich. It is scheduled to leave the Old Cattle Market at 10.30 and arrive in Felixstowe, outside the Landguard Visitor Centre, at 11.25. It will then depart for Ipswich town centre at 11.31. The operator will also run its modern retro-liveried bus which will duplicate the journey.
Business Manager for First Eastern Counties, Chris Speed, said, ‘We are thrilled that the Routemaster will be running on service to mark the “Celebrate Ipswich” festival. We chose the 77 service as it is one of our oldest, most established routes and it seemed fitting for our heritage vehicle. I hope as many people as possible manage to ride the Routemaster – it is usually reserved for private hire and special occasions. Our vintage vehicles are very popular – passengers love to travel on them and our drivers love driving them.’