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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

As an alternative to the above number, please use 0345 600 7245 (option 4) if calling from a mobile.

Trimley Marshes trail map - click to view

On the night of 19 June 2013, the village hall was gutted by fire.[8]

The parish was cut in half by the building of the Trimley-Walton bypass in 1974, which was built to stop port traffic going through the high streets of the Trimleys and Walton. In the early 1980s the village more than doubled in size with the building of the Barrett estate and other houses.

Leave the A 14 junction 59 (signed Trimley).At the roundabout at the end of the slip road, take the third exit (signed Trimley Villages).At the next roundaboutm, take the first exit onto High Road (signed Trimley St Mary).Turn right onto Station RoadPass the station on the left and continue over the level crossing onto Cordy's LaneWe are located on the left hand side.

The loop was severed at the eastern end in 1987 provide a connection to the new line to Felixstowe North Freightliner Terminal. Because of this the platform was taken out of use and passenger trains in both directions now use the northern platform.[7]

Trimley St. Martin is a parish and village that lies between two rivers, the Orwell and the Deben, on the long narrow tongue of land from Ipswich to Felixstowe referred to as the Colneis Hundred.

The lagoon and its islands provide a variety of habitats throughout the year. The islands are ideal nesting sites for avocet, ringed plover and tufted duck. In spring and autumn the muddy margins make excellent feeding grounds for migrating waders such as common sandpiper, curlew sandpiper and greenshank.

Public freight facilities were withdrawn on 13 July 1964, although they were retained at Felixstowe until 5 December 1966. In 1967 the branch was converted to "Pay Train" operation, with all fares being collected by the guard so that the only staff left at Trimley were the signalmen.[4]

Trimley Marshes is an exciting wetland reserve created almost entirely from arable land alongside the River Orwell. Most of the wildlife here today has colonised the site since it was created in 1990 to mitigate against the loss of Fagbury mudflats as a result of the expansion of the Port of Felixstowe.

Route planning around the station including maps and platforms

In the Middle Ages this area was often invaded, overrun, settled and populated by a variety of Scandinavian plunderers. These settlements all soon had their names, usually after the chieftain or leader. Over the centuries these first names have changed considerably, sometimes becoming quite unrecognisable. Trimley is no exception. It has variously been spelled as Tremeleaia, Tremlega, Tremlye, Tremele, Tremeleye, Tremleye and Tremley.

In the 16th century, Grimston Hall was the seat of Thomas Cavendish "The Navigator". The Suffolk Traveller (1735) by John Kirby reports that two lilacs planted by Thomas Cavendish were still standing.[5]

We have received several awards highlighting the dedication and achievements of our staff and pupils. We constantly strive to improve standards and Ofsted have recognised our success, rating us as a ‘Good School’.

The mosaic of habitats, managed primarily for birds, makes this reserve one of the best sites in the county. Many of the wet meadows are managed by the traditional method of grazing with cattle. Others are grazed with sheep and by wigeon and geese during the winter months.

Trimley station is served by trains from Felixstowe and Ipswich.

Archaeological findings in the Hams Farm area show evidence of prehistoric, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and late post-medieval workings, including fired flints and a number of Central Gaulish Samian ware pieces.[2] In nearby Walton, recent archaeological findings show evidence of Bronze Age field systems in use.[3] The Roman road through Trimley St Martin linked the Roman fort of Walton to the rest of Roman Britain. Recent evidence shows evidence of ring ditches near Cavendish Grove[4]

In the 14th century, the hamlet of Alston was incorporated into Trimley St Martin.

Bidwells manages the Trimley Estate on behalf of Trinity College.

Trimley railway station is in the village of Trimley St Mary, near Felixstowe, in Suffolk, England, and also serves the adjacent Trimley St Martin. The station is situated on the Felixstowe Branch Line 15.64 miles (25.17 km) east of Ipswich.

It was opened by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) in 1891 and built to a design by its chief architect, W. N. Ashbee; it was one of only two stations outside Essex to be built in the New Essex, or Ashbee, style.[1] A branch line for goods trains to the Port of Felixstowe was opened in 1987. Passenger trains in 2012 are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.

The village, and its neighbour Trimley St. Mary, are famous for their adjacent churches, which were built as the result of a historical family feud. St. Martin's church is the northerly church (at grid reference TM 276 370).

Find journey information for London Liverpool Street to Trimley

A new direct line to Felixstowe docks was opened in 1970, with Felixstowe Beach Junction created between Trimley and Felixstowe. At the same time the signal box at Felixstowe was closed, the electric signals and new junction being operated from Trimley.[5]

We are justly proud of the exciting educational opportunities we offer and the high attainment of our pupils. We seek to work in partnership with parents and guardians to provide the best possible education for every child.

There has been some controversy over plans to build a further 1,500 dwellings on the land owned by Trinity College, Cambridge. Some fear that the village identity would be lost, to be replaced by suburban sprawl, whilst others argue that there is a real need for additional housing in the area. Sixty-six new dwellings are being built on the site of the Mushroom Farm.[9] The demolishing of the Mushroom Farm buildings started in January, 2014.


Replacement transport departs from the bus stop at thejunctionof High Road and Station Road

The reservoir is the hub of the reserve, acting not only as a refuge for wildfowl and marginal nesting birds, but also as the storage and distribution point for the reserve’s water. Rafts of coot, tufted duck, teal and pochard mingling with cormorant, gadwall and shoveler, are a common sight here.

Coprolite was mined heavily around Trimley St Martin and surrounding villages,[6] and at the height of the industry the open cast method of mining was used. Huge holes were dug in the countryside in order to get at the precious commodity. Owners of land with viable seams were offered around £20 for the rights to mine their land, the price of a nice house in the Victorian era. Commercial mining was driven by large companies like Packards and Fisons.

Trains are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia and run throughout the day between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations. They run every hour for most of the day, but they start later on Sundays than on weekdays.[12] They are usually formed by a single-car Class 153.

In 1997 this signal box was closed, control of the branch being transferred to Colchester Panel Signal Box. Colour light signals and motor-driven points are fitted throughout, while the level crossing is monitored by CCTV. A signal passed at danger (SPAD) indicator was installed on the platform to act as a warning to train drivers approaching from Felixstowe should they pass a red signal.[9]