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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 22:00
Saturday 06:15 - 21:00
Sunday 06:45 - 21:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesOn platforms 1/2
Baby changeAvailable
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 spaces406
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces80
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
In the car park
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts available

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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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 Anglia13:462On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia13:473On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia14:032On time
to Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia14:033On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia14:164On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia13:452On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia13:463On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia14:023On time
from IpswichGreater Anglia14:032On time
from BraintreeGreater Anglia14:154On time
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