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First opened as Bentley Green in 1866, this station was renamed Great Bentley train station in 1877. It is managed by Abellio Greater Anglia and has two platforms with hourly services running on the Sunshine Coast Line, which is a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line. Great Bentley station serves residents living in Great Bentley village and the surrounding districts of Brightlingsea and Thorrington as well as other local areas. Passengers can take westbound services from Great Bentley station to Hythe and Colchester on Platform 1, and eastbound services run towards Walton-on-the-Naze and Kirby Cross on Platform 2. Train services run every hour in each direction.


Great Bentley train station is located close to the local village hall and a short stroll from the Great Bentley Cricket Club. The station is unstaffed with no ticket office, but facilities include a self-service ticket machine, toilets, a waiting room and step-free access.

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Departures and arrivals from Great Bentley

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ColchesterGreater Anglia08:031On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia08:252On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia08:261On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia09:232On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia09:241On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia08:031On time
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia08:252On time
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia08:261On time
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia09:232On time
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia09:241On time
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