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Trains to Braintree

The prosperity of the Essex town of Braintree was built on textiles, an industry that benefitted greatly from its rail connection to London in 1848. The current Braintree station is on a different site than the original, but it remains the northern terminus of the Braintree branch line, with hourly weekday trains departing for London Liverpool Street station. The town centre around the Market Place has numerous stores, restaurants and pubs, as well as the George Yard shopping centre. The ten-minute walk north from the station to Market Place and nearby High Street takes you past the Warner Textile Archive, a collection that reflects on the history of silk manufacture in the town. Nowadays most visitors come to Braintree for textiles of a different kind, as they hunt for bargains at the nearby Braintree Freeport Designer Outlet Centre, to the south-east of the station.

Station details & facilities

As a terminus station, the trains to and from London Liverpool Street both arrive and depart from platform 1. The station building has a ticket hall, waiting room, toilets and a coffee shop. The bus stop is outside the station on Station Approach. There is a small pay-and-display car park at the station, with 26 spaces, as well as sheltered bicycle parking with 52 storage spaces. The entire station has step-free access.
09:51

Braintree

Greater Anglia

Plat. 1

On time

10:50

Braintree

Greater Anglia

Plat. 1

On time

10:00

London Liverpool Street

Greater Anglia

Plat. 1

On time

11:00

London Liverpool Street

Greater Anglia

Plat. 1

On time