gortahork… I think you’re misreading a confusing sentence. I assume it should be read as:
Hourly direct trains to Colchester (an inexplicable 52 mins; better to change at Thorpe-le-Soken - 32 mins). Then the mainline to Ipswich (50-90 mins total) or south to London (90 mins total).
No one, even an “incoming yuppy”, is going to go to London via Ipswich.
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