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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:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 22:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:15:00 until 21:00:00
  • Sunday open from 06:45:00 until 21:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step free to all platforms via Lifts
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 1/2. The accessible (radar key) toilets are located on Platform 3;toilets are only available when the station is staffed
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance at this station is provided by station staff during staffing hours. Outside of those hours suitable alternative transport will be provided.
Customer Service notes
Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00. Sunday 10:00-20:00. Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00. 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 nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces406
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces80
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
In the car park
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Witham station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
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 Anglia05:002On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia05:214On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia05:292On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia05:462On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:054On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia05:002On time
from Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia05:292On time
from Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia05:452On time
from Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia06:004On time
from Clacton-on-SeaGreater Anglia06:052On time
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