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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 19:10
Saturday 05:45 - 13:05
Sunday 07:45 - 15:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces26
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces52
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within station, forecourt and car park
Cycle storage notes<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="32 sheffield stand spaces"></span></p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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.

Departures and arrivals from Braintree

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Braintree station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia20:111On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia21:001On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia22:001On time
to WithamGreater Anglia22:571On time
to WithamGreater Anglia23:511On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia20:051On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia20:531On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia21:501On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia22:531On time
from WithamGreater Anglia23:471On time
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