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Witham station is on the Great Eastern main line in Essex, between Chelmsford and Colchester. It is also the junction for the branch line that heads north to Braintree. There are at least four trains per hour to London Liverpool Street, with more at peak times and an average journey time of about 45 minutes. There's also one train per hour to each of Ipswich, Colchester Town, Clacton-on-Sea and Braintree. The town centre is about ten minutes' walk away or five minutes by bus from outside the station. The station was opened in 1843 and became a busy goods junction during the 19th century. Nowadays the station is mainly a commuter hub for people working in London, seeing over 2.3 million passenger journeys a year. Improvement works were carried out at the station in 2011 and included a new entrance and footbridge to link to the car park with disabled parking spaces and a new cycle shelter.

Station details & facilities

The main entrance, with a ticket counter and machines, is on Albert Road. At the Easton Road entrance there's a car park, cycle storage and ticket machine. Access between both entrances and all four platforms is via a covered bridge and stairs or lifts. Platform 2 is for trains to London, and platform 3 is for trains heading the other direction into Essex and Suffolk. Platform 4 is for services to Braintree and platform 1 is rarely used.

Departures and arrivals from Witham

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Witham station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia17:312On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia17:452On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia17:503Late
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia17:594On time
to Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia18:013Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from IpswichGreater Anglia17:302On time
from Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia17:452On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia17:493Late
from BraintreeGreater Anglia17:594On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia18:003Late
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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