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.

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
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent Passport Photo Booth
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
ATMUnavailable
ATM notes
Located outside main entrance
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
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.

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Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
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
Annual£1562.10
Daily£9.90
Monthly£156.12
Off-peak£5.60
Weekly£40.20
Annual£1928.20
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
WheelchairsAvailable
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

Located

Platform 2

Tickets Accepted

All First Class

Facilities

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

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Harwich InternationalGreater Anglia21:033AOn time
to CambridgeGreater Anglia21:052BOn time
to LowestoftGreater Anglia21:081On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia21:114BOn time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia21:252BOn time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeGreater Anglia21:033AOn time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia21:054BOn time
from ElyGreater Anglia21:252BOn time
from LowestoftGreater Anglia21:311On time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia21:354On time

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