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The original Chelmsford station was opened in 1842. The city's awkward geography led to the construction of three viaducts to serve the rail hub; the most impressive and longest of which is the 18-arch Central Park viaduct, which is still in use today, offering a fantastic view of this vibrant and history-rich Essex city as the train rolls into the station. Heading out of the station, which was modernised in 1985, and straight for the arches below, visitors will find the town park. Chelmsford has over 1,600 acres of green space, never more than a stone's throw from the relaxing waterways of the rivers Can and Chelmer. For those wishing to explore, Chelmsford station is conveniently located right in the heart of England's newest city. Both the Chelmsford Museum and the 15th century cathedral are just five minutes' walk away, while a stroll through the popular 800-year-old market town encourages visitors to reflect on how their footsteps follow those of Roman subjects as they thumb through the goods on the modern retail stands, alongside trendy clothes stores and regular al fresco goings-on.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 23:00
Saturday 05:50 - 22:00
Sunday 07:00 - 23:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNewsagent Flower stall Hairdresser Dry cleaner
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Café Vending machines
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Toilets notesThere are toilets on each platform.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Premium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces137
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces878
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

There is a dedicated Cycle Point, with free cycle parking, plus secure cycle parking and premium cycle parking.ÿ This is in Park Road, opposite the station.

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Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts to both platforms

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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Three entrances serve the station from the car park, Duke Street and the main entrance on Railway Street. The concourse includes a WHSmith, florist and ticket counter. The two platforms at Chelmsford are elevated on a viaduct and accessible by stairs, but the station also has full disabled access via a lift. There is one disabled toilet, through the ticket barriers at the foot of the stairwell to platform 2.

Departures and arrivals from Chelmsford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chelmsford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia23:091On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia23:132Late
to NorwichGreater Anglia23:222Late
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia23:251On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia23:352On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from IpswichGreater Anglia23:091On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia23:122On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia23:212Late
from NorwichGreater Anglia23:251On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia23:342On time
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