Improvements to Ipswich Railway Station forecourt

About Ipswich Railway Station improvement scheme and what'll be included in the works on Ranelagh Road

Ipswich Railway Station improvements

Download an image of the improvements.

Suffolk Highways are progressing with improvements to the station forecourt.

The outcomes of this scheme include:

  • new layout
  • improved customer experience
  • improved environment
  • better accessibility for buses and taxis
  • improved pedestrian and cycle access
  • road resurfacing
  • new short stay and drop off parking areas 

A new phase of work is beginning at Ipswich Railway Station Forecourt - view each of the sections below for more details including road closures and diversion routes. 

Following the completion of the recent water main works by Anglian Water, Suffolk Highways will be resurfacing the road outside Ipswich Railway Station to complete the final phase of the improvement works.

The road resurfacing will extend along Burrell Road from the junction with Willoughby Road to just past the exit of the new station drop off area on Ranelagh Road and into the junction of Princes Street.

We will also be installing some traffic light sensors at the junction of Princes Street to make them more responsive to traffic flow.

Following the resurfacing the road markings will be reinstated.

22 August to 26 August and 29 August to 8 September 2017 - 9pm to 5am including weekends

Princes Street - between Burrell Road and Commercial Road

Ranelagh Road - between Burrell Road and Ancaster Road

Burrell Road - between Princes Street and Wiloughby Road

The road will be closed from 9pm to 5am to resurface the road. Access for residents and businesses will be managed on site by gatemen at the closure points. The road will be open from 5am to 9pm daily. 

Closure Image


The map below shows the diversion route.




We have already completed:

  • new forecourt layout with improved bus stops and taxi drop off points
  • new pedestrian access, removing the need for pedestrians to cross the bus and taxi lanes on the station forecourt
  • new cycle access
  • new paving
  • relocation of the 20 minute drop off point
  • upgraded street lighting
  • new traffic lights
  • new durable road surface on the forecourt
  • new bus and taxi shelters

In addition to the planned works we also:

  • planted 16 additional trees (along with the 3 planned)
  • future proofed the electrical ducts to enable rewiring to take place without the need to excavate the new forecourt area

Customer information for these works 

We will do our best to minimise inconvenience to customers during these works.

Access to the station, drop off and the car park will be available. Staff on site will provide assistance at the closure points and provide assistance.

Access for emergency services will be available at all times.

Bus and taxi services will be available throughout.

Noise: We use vehicles, heavy machinery and equipment that will create noise but we try to keep the noise down as much as possible.

The dates of these works may be subject to change due to factors beyond our control, such as periods of bad weather.

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