Suffolk: County set to remember lost lines as Beeching anniversary approaches

The 10.55 Cambridge - Sudbury service on 30th August 1965 was formed by a Derby lightweight unit. It

The 10.55 Cambridge - Sudbury service on 30th August 1965 was formed by a Derby lightweight unit. It is seen at Clare station on the Stour Valley Line. ES 24.4.12 - Credit: Contributed

Next month sees the 50th anniversary of the notorious Beeching Report which led to the closure of thousands of miles of rail lines in Britain.

Suffolk saw four line closures – the Sudbury to Cambridge line, the Aldeburgh branch, the Felixstowe Beach branch, and the line from Lowestoft to Great Yarmouth – as a result of the report.

Other lines in the county had closed before its publication on March 27, 1963.

We are planning a special feature on Suffolk’s lost railways, and would like to include memories from readers who remember routes that closed in the wake of the report.

Please send any memories and/or pictures to Paul Geater, Beeching anniversary, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail paul.geater@archant.co.uk

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