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Trains to Manningtree

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:45 - 20:45
    Saturday 05:45 - 20:45
    Sunday 07:50 - 19:15
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
  • 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 :
  • Shops note : News agent


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description : Ladies on platform 2 Gents by side entrance to platform 2
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 570
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 89
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Beside station building in secure compound


  • Step-free access : Part 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 access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • 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 Manningtree


Station Approach, Manningtree, CO11 2LH
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 20:45
Saturday 05:45 - 20:45
Sunday 07:50 - 19:15

Useful links when visiting Manningtree by train