It's easy to reach Great Notley Discovery Centre by train. The nearest station to Great Notley Discovery Centre is Braintree, which is served by Greater Anglia services throughout the day. The Discovery Centre is around 50 minutes away from the station on foot. If you don't fancy that, you can catch the 42B or 70 buses from the nearby Bus Park to White Court, completing the rest of the journey on foot.

Escape to Great Notley Discovery Centre to enjoy 100 acres of unspoilt parkland. Walk or hike your way around the park, and make sure you find a shaded spot to enjoy a picnic!

Visit the Great Notley Discovery Centre website for information on opening times and facilities.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 19:10
Saturday 05:45 - 13:05
Sunday 07:45 - 15:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
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 spaces26
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces52
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within station, forecourt and car park
Cycle storage notes<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="32 sheffield stand spaces"></span></p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


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

Departures and arrivals from Braintree

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Braintree station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to WithamGreater Anglia17:191On time
to WithamGreater Anglia17:191On time
to WithamGreater Anglia18:191On time
to WithamGreater Anglia18:191On time
to WithamGreater Anglia19:191On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WithamGreater Anglia16:481On time
from WithamGreater Anglia16:561On time
from WithamGreater Anglia17:481On time
from WithamGreater Anglia17:561On time
from WithamGreater Anglia18:481On time

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.