Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
Homebullet point
Museum Exhibitsbullet point
Commercialsbullet point
Trams and Trolleybusesbullet point
Eastern Counties busesbullet point
Ipswich busesbullet point
Regent 3 No 1bullet point
Regal 4 No 9bullet point
Regent 3 No 16bullet point
Regent 5 No 63bullet point
Regent 5 No 68bullet point
Swift No 82bullet point
Atlantean No 6bullet point
Independent busesbullet point
Service vehiclesbullet point
Emergency vehiclesbullet point
Lifting and Handlingbullet point
Personal Transportbullet point
Horse Drawn vehiclesbullet point
Last Updated:
update date
AEC Swift Bus
AEC Swift Bus
Date:1971
Registration:JRT 82K
Acquired by the Museum:1989
Current State:Restored, on display in the museum
This bus, JRT 82K, with a Willowbrook B40D body, was new to Ipswich Corporation Transport in December 1971. It carried fleet number 82 and was used until June 1983 before being sold to a consortium of local enthusiasts. It was kept as a PSV and hired to a number of operators as a means of raising money for its continued preservation. It was even hired back to Ipswich Buses for several months in 1984/5 during a vehicle shortage.

The vehicle was one of a batch of six acquired to enable expansion of the busy Chantry Estate services; these required single deck vehicles due to a low bridge by the railway station. In addition other routes could be operated by these vehicles off peak enabling a reduction in the number of bus conductors.

In 1989 the bus was purchased by the Museum. Since this date the vehicle was used as an operational exhibit in 1996 and 2003/2004.