Formed in the 1960s as part of the successful campaign to save the Ipswich - Lowestoft rail line from closure, ESTA is an independent voluntary body for public transport users. Since the 1970s we have also campaigned for better bus services, for bus/rail integration and for the Lowestoft - Norwich rail service.
ESTA has promoted public transport through leaflets, displays, stalls and its website. We have regular dialogue with train and bus operators and with politicians and other stakeholders, while remaining strictly non-party.
Public meetings are held at least three times a year, all members receive a quarterly bulletin and we also organise events from time to time.