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Trains to Colchester Town

Colchester Town railway station - still known locally as St. Botolph's, its name until 1991 - is the second station serving Colchester town in Essex. Just over fifty miles outside London, the station, is on the Sunshine Coast Line, with trains to the capital taking just over an hour. Colchester Town is typically served by two trains per hour to Colchester, and one per hour to Walton-on-the-Naze and London Liverpool Street, all leaving from the station's single platform. The station is a five-minute walk south of the thriving town centre packed independent and well-known restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs as well as many popular high street shops, in particular in the Lion Walk Shopping Centre. For those not looking to shop, the town, like many in the area, is home to an array of Roman, Tudor and Medieval architecture - most notably Colchester Castle, an 11th century Norman Keep built on top of the vaults of an ancient Roman temple.

Station details & facilities

Behind the law courts, Colchester Town train station is home to many more amenities than most stations of its size. Its single platform is home to a ticket kiosk, ticket machine, bench seating, customer help points, an enclosed waiting area and a small coffee shop. Parking at the station is limited, located as it is in an area of private and commercial land; however, the station is served by several local bus routes.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:10 - 20:15
    Saturday 07:00 - 18:45
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee kiosk, plusÿvending machine
  • 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 points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


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



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : There is a Council managed car park behind the station
  • Carpark operator : Local Council
  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 20
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Within station, forecourt and on platform


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


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

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Colchester Town


St Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:15
Saturday 07:00 - 18:45
Sunday Closed

Useful links when visiting Colchester Town by train