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Manningtree train station is on the Great Eastern Main Line, and serves the small town of Manningtree in Essex. For years it kept up a disputed claim to be the smallest village in England, with a population of just 700 - but whatever the truth of that, it's a very pleasant riverside town, situated where the Stour begins to widen into Holbrook Bay. Despite being just 500m long, its high street - a 10-minute walk from the station - is packed with shops, bars, pubs and restaurants, and features some fine Georgian buildings. The station lies just west of town, and was originally built in 1846, to designs by the major railway architect W. N. Ashbee. It was subsequently rebuilt in 1899, and has stood untouched since then. Today it offers regular passenger services to London Liverpool Street, Norwich, Harwich Town and Ipswich, with the trip to the capital taking about an hour and a quarter.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 20:45
Saturday 05:45 - 20:45
Sunday 07:50 - 19:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesLadies on platform 2 Gents by side entrance to platform 2
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 nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces570
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces89
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Beside station building in secure compound
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Step free access to London-bound platform.

The Norwich-bound platform is only accessible via the barrow crossing across the track with staff assistance.

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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Manningtree's ticket hall has both a staffed ticket counter a ticket machine, and leads onto platform 2 (towards London and Colchester), where you'll find a waiting room, toilet facilities, bench seating, a shop and a cafe. A subway leads to platform 3 (towards Harwich Town and Norwich). Step-free access to platform 3 requires a barrow crossing, which can only be done with staff assistance - it's best to check staffing times before you travel.

Departures and arrivals from Manningtree

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Manningtree station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia05:562On time
to Harwich TownGreater Anglia06:001On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:202On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia06:233On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:542On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NorwichGreater Anglia05:552On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia06:192On time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia06:223On time
from Harwich TownGreater Anglia06:481On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia06:532On time
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