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Trains to Thorpe-le-Soken

Situated on the wonderfully-named Sunshine Coast Line, Thorpe-le-Soken station in Essex has hourly eastbound trains to Colchester and London Liverpool Street and hourly westbound trains to Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze, with more trains to and from London at peak times. The usual journey time to London Liverpool Street is around one and a half hours and it's about 35 minutes to Colchester. Trains first came to Thorpe-le-Soken in 1866, but the current station buildings don't date back to that time. Unusually, the current ticket office is in the middle of the platform island along with a 1930's signal box and passenger shelter. The centre of the village, with a few shops, pubs and takeaways is about a mile north of the station. A few miles further to the north east are the tidal creeks, sand flats and salt marshes of Hamford Water National Nature Reserve, globally important due to range of wildlife it supports.

Station details & facilities

Clacton-on-Sea is the nearest station on this line with step-free access as Thorpe-le-Soken station has none either to the ticket office or its two platforms. Facilities at Thorpe-le-Soken include a ticket machine outside the ticket office and toilets underneath the signal box. Outside, there's a pay-and-display car park and covered bike racks. Buses to take you into the village and to other local destinations, including Weeley, Clacton, Frinton and Harwich, stop just outside the station on Station Road.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:15 - 22:45
    Saturday 05:40 - 22:50
    Sunday 07:15 - 23:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes :

    Coffee shop is open from early until 1000hrs only

  • 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 : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 65
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 12
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Car park
  • Cycle storage notes :

    12ÿSheffield Stand spaces


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • 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 Thorpe-le-Soken


Station Road, Thorpe Le Soken, CO16 0HQ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 22:45
Saturday 05:40 - 22:50
Sunday 07:15 - 23:00

Useful links when visiting Thorpe-le-Soken by train