max temp: 13°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich trolleybus goes back in service

09:00 08 May 2014

Ipswich Corporation Trolleybus that has been restored to full working order operating at the East Anglian Transport Museum at Carlton Colville near Lowestoft.

Ipswich Corporation Trolleybus that has been restored to full working order operating at the East Anglian Transport Museum at Carlton Colville near Lowestoft.

An Ipswich trolleybus will be giving passengers a ride 
for the first time in more 
than 50 years at a Suffolk transport museum at the weekend.

The trolleybus is owned by the Ipswich Transport Museum and its restoration was completed last year. However the Ipswich museum does not have an overhead power supply.

So it is spending the summer at the East Anglian Transport Museum at Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft, and will enter service during this weekend’s “Suffolk made and operated” event at the museum.

Ipswich Transport Museum Chairman Mark Smith said “We’ll be moving a small convoy from our collection up the A12 just for the weekend.

“This will hopefully give the visitors the chance to ride on some too.”

The event takes place at the East Anglia Transport Museum between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday and 11am and 5pm on Sunday.

A free bus shuttle will operate between Lowestoft 
railway station and the museum.


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 East Anglian Daily Times 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 East Anglian Daily Times 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 East Anglian Daily Times 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

The East of England Ambulance Service Trust has apologised after 91-year-old Ruth Murray lay waiting two hours for medical help

Ambulance chiefs have apologised to a 91-year-old woman left lying injured on the wet ground for two hours before medical help arrived.

The A12 near Saxmundham is partially blocked after a two vehicle collision

A stretch of the A12 near Saxmundham is partially blocked after two cars collided.

Rail travellers hoping to enjoy weekend days out in London in early 2017 are facing four months more disruption on the main line as Shenfield station is rebuilt.

A freight train thunders along the trackbetween Felixstowe and Ipswich at Levington

Infrastructure company Network Rail is to show off its plans to make more space for freight trains on the Felixstowe branch by doubling the track near Trimley station.

He has broken down barriers and inspired people from all walks of life to believe that anything is possible.

Ipswich dance troupe Empire 19 try out for the next series of Britain's Got Talent at the Ipswich Regent. Photo: Wayne Savage

Could the next winner of Britain’s Got Talent be from Ipswich? The acts auditioning at the Ipswich Regent yesterday hoped so.

Debbie McCallum in fancy dress starting the Kesgrave 5k race, which she helped organise

A Suffolk planning chief, who is also a pub landlady, has said she did not intend to offend anyone after a complaint was made about the use of swear-word on a sign outside her business.

Most read

Great Days Out


Click here to view
the Great Days Out


Most commented


Show Job Lists


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24