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  •                                                               LOCAL SERVICES
    
    PUBLIC TRANSPORT
    
    There is a very limited bus service that links the village communities with Woodbridge and beyond to Ipswich, and the nearest railway 
    stations are located at Melton and Woodbridge.  There is also a Community Car Service run by volunteers for people who cannot 
    get to a GP or hospital appointment.  Details of all of these are given below.
    
    Buses.
    
    The only bus that now links the villages in the local community with Orford, Woodbridge and onwards to Ipswich is a school bus that
    serves Farlingaye School in Woodbridge.  It is a very limited route 71/72, operated by Suffolk County Council and can be downloaded
    or viewed here. 
     
    For an alternative, there is an 'On Demand' minibus pick-up service operated by Suffolk Link.
     
    To book a ride, telephone 0845 604 1802.  More information is available on their website at www.suffolkonboard.com.  The fares are 
    similar to bus ride fares, and concessionary passes are valid.
    
    More detailed bus timetables are available on the official website here.  Enter the Route Number, click on 'Search' and then select the 
    route from the list.
Community Car Service

The Framlingham and Woodbridge Community Car Scheme is available for anyone in this area who cannot get to a hospital or GP 
appointment using public transport.  The charge for this service is 35p per mile and the people to contact are:
         Bookings Secretary (Coordinator) on  01728 621210
             or Colin Beecroft on  01394 411794.


The Community Car Service now shares a website with Suffolk Community Transport, which can be found at :

http://suffolkcommunitytransport.org.uk/woodbridge-community-car-service.html

For more details of Suffolk County Council's transport options, visit www.suffolkonboard.com.   For Community Car Services and other
local transport information, visit the website at www.a2binfo.net and click on 'Suffolk'.
 
Railways. 
The local railway network is run by GreaterAnglia . The nearest railway stations are at Melton and Woodbridge (about 
6-7 miles away) on the line where trains run between Ipswich and Lowestoft.  About 10 trains a day operate in each direction from 
Monday to Saturday and seven on Sundays. 
From Ipswich station, there are frequent trains to London (Liverpool Street) and Norwich as well as a service to Peterborough and 
Cambridge. 
The latest local train timetable (in PDF format) can be downloaded here.