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. This viaduct 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 a five-minute 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 alfresco goings-on.
|Weekdays||05:50 - 23:00|
|Saturday||05:50 - 22:00|
|Sunday||07:00 - 23:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Shops note||Newsagent Flower stall Hairdresser Dry cleaner|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee shop Café Vending machines
Located on concourse
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Toilets notes||There are toilets on each platform.|
|Customer Service notes|
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||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park Premium Bay|
|Carpark operator||National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||137|
|Cycle storage spaces||878|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|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.
|Cycle storage notes||<p><span></span></p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Lifts to both platforms
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
Need more information on how to get to Chelmsford by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Chelmsford.
Want to know when your next train from/to Chelmsford station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Chelmsford railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Chelmsford.
Chelmsford train station has two platforms and three entrances (one from the car park, one on Duke Street and the main entrance on Railway Street). Both platforms are elevated on a viaduct and are accessible by the 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.
Chelmsford has one small car park, from which you can easily get to the station. Step-free access is available throughout the whole station.
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Chelmsford station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Chelmsford station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Chelmsford.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Chelmsford station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Chelmsford station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
Looking for a coffee on the way to the station? We've collected a list of our favourite independent coffee houses and eateries within walking distance of the station - check them out below!
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|Tiptree at Bond Street||7 minutes||Tiptree at Bond Street comprises of a traditional Tiptree tea room, take away and shop.|
|Venice Gelato Coffee Deserts||9 minutes||Italian gelato bar with coffees to have in or takeaway. Do pop in!|
|Slice||4 minutes||Sandwich Shop/Cafe with fresh hand-made food on offer all day.|