Welcome to Katch
East Suffolk Council, in collaboration with East Suffolk Community Partnerships, are pleased to re-introduce the Katch bus service for a further year’s pilot scheme following local response to the service closure in December 2022. We hope that the service proves popular and therefore sustainable for future years.
The Katch bookable bus service recommences from Tuesday 11 April 2023 with a soft launch operating along the following route:
Framlingham – Parham – Hacheston – Wickham Market – Wickham Market Railway Station/Campsea Ashe – Tunstall – Snape Maltings-Snape
In addition, you can link in with the existing Coastal Accessible Transport Service (CATS) operating nearby which allows you to visit other towns in East Suffolk, such as Aldeburgh, Saxmundham or Walberswick. For more information, please visit www.cats-paws.co.uk
A downloadable App for advance booking the Katch bus will be launched very soon, but in the meantime you can book a journey by ringing the booking line on 01728 635 939 (Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm) or fill out a booking request form.
How it works
Book using the app, complete an online booking request form below or call us Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm on 01728 635 939
Katch collects you from your chosen stop at your chosen time.
And brings you back when you choose. Simple.
Book a journey
Bookings will only be processed during office hours (Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm). If you cancel your booking within 24 hours of the time of travel, you will be charged the full fare.
Why use Katch
Book a specific time and stop that works for you. No waiting around.
Katch only stops where it’s booked, so journey times are much quicker.
Katch reduces your carbon footprint with every trip.
In-line with standard bus services. Much cheaper than a taxi. Discounts for young people using Endeavour Cards + FREE journeys with a Katch loyalty card!
Phone booking line open
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
(outside of these hours, journeys can be booked through the app or book in advance by sending a booking request form. NB these will be processed during office hours only)
Katch operating times
Monday – Friday 7.30am – 6.30pm
Saturday 10.00am – 6.30pm
Bank Holidays 10.00am – 6.00pm (except for Xmas Day and Boxing Day)