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The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (MSLR) – or 'Middy' as it's affectionately known – is Suffolk's only standard gauge heritage railway, based out of the former Brockford and Wetheringsett railway station in the Suffolk countryside. There you'll find the MSLR Museum, real ale bar, tea room and shop, and of course the chance to ride a classic steam train.

While MSLR is rather remote, it's by no means impossible to reach by public transport. First, catch a Greater Anglia train to Ipswich station. Ipswich is served by regular trains from London Liverpool Street, Cambridge, and Norwich. Next, hop on the 115 bus from outside the station towards Mendlesham. Hop off the bus at the Hall Lane stop – the bus journey should take just over an hour.


Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:00 - 21:20
Saturday 05:00 - 21:20
Sunday 07:20 - 22:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
ATM notes
Located outside main entrance
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Premium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks
Car parking spaces480
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces160
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Close to platform 1

Cycle storage notes<p>A secure 108-space cycle compound is available (key fob required, speak to station staff for availability).</p> <p>Other spaces are available.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

ÿA lift is available.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Everyday05:00 - 00:45


Platform 2

Tickets Accepted

All First Class


TV, screens with updated train informationÿ

More about the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

The MSLR almost fell into complete disrepair in the second half of the twentieth century, after the line closed in 1952. A group of volunteers came together in 1990 to set about preserving the railway and today it stands as a wonderful testament to their work. The MSLR is based at the former Brockford and Wetheringsett station, where you'll find an impressive collection of rolling stock (both steam and diesel), a museum, tea room and a fully-functioning Bar Carriage serving real ales. And on days where trains are running, you can ride a steam train along the railway as passengers would have done all those years ago!

For more information on the MSLR, visit their website.

Departures and arrivals from Ipswich

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ipswich station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to FelixstoweGreater Anglia22:281On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia22:432On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia22:453On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia23:153On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia23:232BOn time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LowestoftGreater Anglia22:361On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia22:412On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia22:443On time
from CambridgeGreater Anglia23:034BOn time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia23:083On time
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