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Trains to Colchester Station

The original Colchester North station opened in 1843 and was rebuilt in 1865. In 1962, a new ticket hall opened on the north side of the tracks as London commuting really took off. Colchester North station sits on the Great Eastern Main Line from London Liverpool Street and is not to be confused with the local, more-central Colchester Town. The north ticket hall has a modern-looking glass front, and the original station building awaits visitors on the south side. Colchester sits on the Sunshine Coast Line, which ships passengers to the seaside resort Clacton-on-Sea and along the east coast. Buses and taxis from the station deliver visitors to the one-time Roman capital of Britain with its diverse and fascinating architecture: a Norman castle, a Victorian town hall and Jumbo, the water tower, the three must-see structures. Colchester also offers artistic inspiration. The 19th century landscape painter John Constable immortalized the surrounding countryside, and the town's galleries pay homage to one of England's most respected artists.

Station details & facilities

There are two entrances, one on either side the station; both have a ticket counter, automated machines and ticket gates and access to taxi rank and car park. Disabled toilets can be found on platform 1 and by the main concourse. There are six platforms in total, all accessed by a subway that connects both sides of the station. London-bound trains leave regularly from platforms 3 and 4, and platform 1 is mainly used for trains to Clacton-on-Sea and Norwich.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays04:30 - 23:15
    Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
    Sunday 06:00 - 23:15
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee Shop Coffee kiosk 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 : News agent Dry cleaner Passport Photo Booth


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



  • ATM available :


  • 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 Bays
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks
  • Car parking spaces : 1463
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 414
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Situated by the South entrance, and in the main car park by the North entrance.

    A secure 134-space cycle compound is also available (key fob required, speak to station staff for availability).ÿ


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

    Step free access throughout the station using lifts and stairlifts between 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 Colchester Station


North Station, Colchester, CO1 1XD
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays04:30 - 23:15
Saturday 04:30 - 22:30
Sunday 06:00 - 23:15

Colchester Live Departures


London Liverpool Street

Greater Anglia

On time

Useful links when visiting Colchester by train