Trains to Lowestoft

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Lowestoft is a town on the North Sea coast of Suffolk. It distances 110 miles (177 km) from London, 38 miles (61 km) from Ipswich and 22 miles (35 km) to Norwich. Throughout the years the town has developed thanks to its port and the collateral fishing industry up until the mid-1960s. Today only a few small fishing boats operate out of Lowestoft, with no large trawlers. In town only three fish traders operate at the town’s fish market. Following 1960s the oil and gas exploitation in the North Sea has replaced the fishing industry which has contributed to its development. Other major traditional employers included engineering and ship building companies clustered around the harbour.

In recent years the oil and gas exploitation has been replaced by industries focused on the use of renewable energy. Today the town features business in the green energy sector featuring solar thermal heating, wind farms, the establishment of tidal energy generator and wave energy power systems.  Lowestoft has developed and become a popular traditional seaside resort thanks to its location feeding the tourism industry. Today the coastal town has been branded as the Sunrise Coast and it offers its visitors wide, Blue Flag sandy beaches, two piers and numerous tourist attractions.

The town is served by the homonymous railway station that is centrally located in town. Visitors arriving at this station will have to undertake a short walk to the town centre or to reach the beach.
Travellers can access the station from the main entrance from Denmark Road that leads into the concourse and platform 2. The station is fully accessible with step-free access and ramps throughout. The ticket office and disabled toilets are situated on the station concourse. The ticket office is open seven days a week with the following opening hours. Monday to Saturday from 6:40am to 5:05pm and on Sundays it operates from 8:00am until 4:15pm. The station is equipped with three platforms, but there is no Platform 1. A car park and bicycles racks are located outside the station. Lowesoft railway station provides travellers train services running along the East Suffolk Line that connect the town to Ipswich, while trains operating along the Wherry Line are directed to Norwich. Both lines are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia trains.

Visitors should start planning their journey and securing train tickets to Lowestoft to avoid summer road congestions traffic and benefit from Advance booking discounts and special train fare deals.
The town offers numerous landmarks including Grade II listed Lowestoft Town Hall dated 1857 and designed by J.L. Clemente. The building features the town clock and a curfew bell that rungs every evening at 8pm. The town centre is the main shopping area in Waveney district featuring major high street retail shops and independent department stores. Specialist shopping areas, branded as the Historic High Street and the Triangle Market Place, have been developed on the northern edge of the centre, as well as several retail parks have been built in recent years. Heritage lovers should pay a visit to Belle Vue Park where they will find the Royal Naval Patrol Service memorial in remembrance of the 2,385 members of the service who died in World War II. The Maritime Museum is also worth a visit as it includes exhibits of maritime artefacts, an extensive collection of ship models and medals and marine art. Families should book group train tickets to Lowestoft to experience a fun day out at Pleasure woods Hills theme park, situated on the northern edge of the town, at Africa Alive! the popular Suffolk Wildlife Park or hire a boat and engage in water sports at the Broads and River Waveney.