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Felixstowe drops buses for trains plan

[ February 15, 2013   //   ]

The Port of Felixstowe appears to have abandoned a controversial plan to replace passenger trains on the local branch line with buses to free up freight paths. According to a report by the Ipswich Star, port’s suggestion appeared to have found no support with authorities drawing up plans for a new passenger rail franchise for the region. The report also quoted Felixstowe’s head of corporate affairs, Paul Davey who described it as an idea rather than a firm proposal and that it was not currently being pursued.