Extra Colcheser Town Trains for Christmas Shoppers & January Sales

Published on: Thursday, 20 December 2012
Last updated: Monday, 19 December 2022

Published 20/12/2012

Greater Anglia is running additional train services for shoppers visiting Colchester on Sunday 23 and 30 December.

An additional hourly train service will provide shoppers and daytrippers from Walton-on-the-Naze, Frinton-on-Sea, Kirby Cross, Thorpe-le-Soken, Weeley, Great Bentley, Alresford, Wivenhoe and Hythe with a service into Colchester Town.

Additional services will also run on Tuesday 1 January so customers can enjoy a Bank Holiday excursion.

Colchester Town station is ideally situated close to the heart of Colchester’s comprehensive range of shops. These extra Sunday services offer the ideal opportunity for shoppers to leave the car at home, avoid the stresses of finding somewhere to park and take the strain out of the shopping experience.

On Sundays 23 and 30 December trains depart Walton-on-the-Naze at 09.30 and then at 30 minutes past the hour until 17.30. Services return from Colchester Town also every hour from 10.30 and then at 30 minutes past each hour until 18.30.

Sham Rashid Greater Anglia Area Manager said: “We’re really pleased to offer shoppers these additional services on Sunday 23 and 30 December, helping to improve access into Colchester this festive season, reducing traffic congestion and providing a stress-free alternative to the car.”

A range of good value fares are available from all stations on the route and customers can obtain more details on fares and train times by enquiring at local stations or from National Rail Enquiries on 08547 484950 or the Greater Anglia website.