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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:15
Saturday 07:00 - 18:45
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk, plusÿvending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameThere is a Council managed car park behind the station
Carpark operatorLocal Council
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Within station, forecourt and on platform

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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.

Departures and arrivals from Colchester Town

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Colchester Town station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ColchesterGreater Anglia19:001On time
to Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia19:071On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia19:351On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia19:441On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia20:001On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia18:491On time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia19:031On time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia19:271On time
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia19:401On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia19:491On time
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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