Balkerne Gate & historic Colchester is a stone ruin of a large gateway with arched entrances, constructed circa the 1st century. It's just visible from the street, but there are super historic town trails to follow all over. It's worth visiting the local tourist office to get more info.


It's easy to reach Balkerne Gate & historic Colchester in Colchester, by train. Simply hop on a train to Colchester Town station - then it's a short walk from the station - but there are trails to follow around the town itself taking in the whole place.


For more visitor info including opening times, visit Balkerne Gate & historic Colchester’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:10:00 until 20:15:00
  • Saturday open from 07:00:00 until 18:45:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk and self service vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Single platform station, step free access
Toilets notesToilets are located alongside the ticket office and only open when the station is staffed.
Baby changeUnavailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance at this station is provided by a staff member during ticket office opening hours. Assistance requests that cannot be met by a member of staff will be offered suitable alternative transport. Booking is recommended.
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 nameThere is a Council managed car park behind the station
Carpark operatorLocal Council
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces24
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within station, forecourt and on platform
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

Colchester Town station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Colchester Town

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:351On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia16:441On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia17:001On time
to Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia17:071On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia17:351On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ColchesterGreater Anglia16:271On time
from Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia16:401On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:481On time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia17:031On time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia17:271On time

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