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Trains to Chelmsford

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:50 - 23:00
    Saturday 05:50 - 22:00
    Sunday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee shop Café Vending machines
  • 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 :
  • Shops note : Newsagent Flower stall Hairdresser Dry cleaner


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description : There are toilets on each platform.
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located on concourse


  • 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 name : Station Car Park Premium Bay
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 137
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 878
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    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 :


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

    Lifts to both platforms

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

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Chelmsford


Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1HT
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 23:00
Saturday 05:50 - 22:00
Sunday 07:00 - 23:00

Useful links when visiting Chelmsford by train