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ESTA has published  and distributed the report of its members' survey of local train and bus journeys made in October. Key points are that improvements need to be made to many bus stops, the buses arrived 5  minutes late on average but the vehicles were generally clean and comfortable. Nearly all trains were also judged to be clean and comfortable, with only two journeys seriously disrupted but still problems with fare collection / ticket inspection.

Between October 30th and November 5th, ESTA members spent 60 hours surveying the foot crossing at Halesworth station, following news from Network Rail that they had conducted a camera survey in June and that people were "misusing" it. We have now sent a report to Network Rail and Greater Anglia.

There is indeed still evidence that a minority of users are crossing in front of, or behind, a stationery train and a small minority are still cycling over the crossing. In our experience the situation has improved since the summer, however. We have made two suggestions to the train operator  that would further reduce the risk.

ESTA has expressed its concern at the complete withdrawal of bus service 61 between Kessingland and the James Paget Hospital from December 23rd. This means that passengers between the large community of Kessingland and destinations north of Lowestoft, now have to change buses. We have pressed for the reinstatement of a through service, at least in time for the 2018 holiday season.

We have also expressed concern to Norfolk County Council  about proposed cuts in their bus grant that could affect some Sunday and evening services across the border into Suffolk

Meanwhile, we welcome the improved bus/train connections at Saxmundham for Leiston and Aldeburgh and have produced our own timetable posters  now on display on our station notice boards.