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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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:45 - 19:10
    Saturday 05:45 - 13:05
    Sunday 07:45 - 15:30
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee shop
  • Staff Help Notes :

    Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

  • Customer Service Notes :

    Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
    Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
    Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

    The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

    Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 26
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 52
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Within station, forecourt and car park
  • Cycle storage notes :


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :


  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Braintree


Station Approach, Braintree, CM7 3QL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 19:10
Saturday 05:45 - 13:05
Sunday 07:45 - 15:30

Braintree Live Departures



Greater Anglia

Plat. 1

On time



Greater Anglia

Plat. 1

On time