Less Busy Trains

Choose less busy trains to and from London Liverpool Street

To help you plan your journey and to avoid the busiest trains and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve introduced measures to count the number of people boarding our morning and evening train services across our network. If you're travelling to London, you can use this page to help decide on which train to catch if you want to avoid the busiest services. The analysis is based on data from across the previous week and is not a live feed, but provides a useful guide to predict the busier trains.

Before travelling with us, please also familiarise yourself on ways to help safeguard your own health and others when using our services here. Please remember that it is mandatory to wear a face covering whilst at our stations and on our trains, unless you’re exempt.

These calculations use the train’s reduced capacity allowing for social distancing, rather than its actual capacity, and we have set a trigger to inform passengers which trains are less busy, or if the reduced capacity is near to being reached.

Passengers are counted getting on or off at, e.g, Tottenham Hale & Liverpool Street, or Stratford & Liverpool Street and this is converted into a percentage to show you which trains are less busy, allowing greater social distancing. These will be marked with:

Green indicates there has been plenty of space for social distancing on the train, and its social distancing capacity is less than 50%.

Amber indicates trains are running low on social distancing capacity, and its social distancing capacity is between 51% and 74%.

Red indicates that trains are at social distancing capacity of more than 75%.

Where an amber or red symbol appears, please consider traveling at a different time. You can find flexible train ticket options here.

*All information is based upon analysis of travel patterns from Friday 2nd October to Thursday 8th October for the 'morning' services into Liverpool Street. The information shown for 'evening' trains leaving Liverpool Street is for Friday 2nd October to Thursday 8th October. We aim to update this once a week.

Morning

Origin Departure Time Arrival Time
Witham 06:18 07:07
Clacton 05:40 07:16
Ipswich 06:00 07:21
Colchester Town 06:19 07:33
Clacton 06:10 07:36
Braintree 06:40 07:44
Ipswich 06:29 07:48
Colchester Town 06:47 07:54
Witham 07:17 08:05
Clacton 06:38 08:07
Ipswich 06:52 08:11
Witham 07:29 08:17
Clacton 06:47 08:20
Chelmsford 07:49 08:28
Braintree 07:26 08:30
Clacton 07:05 08:36
Chelmsford 08:09 08:48
Harwich International 07:15 08:52
Colchester 07:54 08:56
Ipswich 07:38 08:59
Chelmsford 08:30 09:09
Braintree 08:12 09:17
Colchester 08:18 09:19

Evening

Destination Departure Time Arrival Time
Colchester 17:09 18:08
Ipswich 17:12 18:33
Witham 17:18 18:03
Braintree 17:20 18:26
Clacton 17:32 19:00
Harwich International 17:38 19:01
Colchester Town 17:40 18:57
Clacton 17:52 19:22
Ipswich 17:58 19:17
Braintree 18:00 19:17
Clacton 18:12 19:42
Colchester 18:14 19:15
Colchester 18:20 19:26
Ipswich 18:32 19:51
Clacton 18:35 20:09
Harwich International 18:48 20:22

Morning

Departure Time Arrival Time
05:48 07:03
05:51 07:18
06:18 07:23
06:33 (Origin: Bishops Stortford) 07:35
06:21 07:48
06:47 07:53
06:51 08:18
07:17 08:23
07:20 08:48
07:47 08:53
07:50 09:18

Evening

Departure Time Arrival Time
17:07 18:15
17:13 18:39
17:37 18:47
17:43 19:12
18:07 19:15
18:13 19:39
18:37 19:47
18:43 20:09

Morning

Departure Time Arrival Time
06:27 07:16
06:57 07:46
07:30 (Origin: Broxbourne) 08:06
07:27 08:16
08:00 (Origin: Broxbourne) 08:35
07:57 08:46
08:30 (Origin: Broxbourne) 09:05

Evening

Departure Time Arrival Time
17:11 18:01
17:41 18:31
18:11 19:01
18:41 19:31

Morning

Departure Time Arrival Time
05:00 06:54
05:30 07:25
06:00 07:56
07:03 (Origin: Stowmarket) 08:38
06:48 08:40
07:05 09:02

Evening

Departure Time Arrival Time
17:00 18:40
17:02 19:07
17:30 19:23
17:50 19:49
18:30 20:25
19:02 20:53

Morning

Departure Time Arrival Time
06:11 07:11
06:07 (Origin: Southminster) 07:19
06:26 07:29
06:40 07:40
06:50 07:50
06:47 (Origin: Southminster) 07:59
07:03 08:01
07:13 08:13
07:23 08:24
07:32 08:34
07:42 08:44
07:36 (Origin: Southminster) 08:46
07:52 08:54
08:03 09:06

Evening

Departure Time Arrival Time
17:04 18:06
17:15 18:15
17:25 18:28
17:22 (Destination: Southminster) 18:30
17:34 18:36
17:45 18:45
17:54 18:56
18:05 19:08
18:02 (Destination:Southminster) 19:12
18:18 19:19
18:25 19:26
18:37 19:38
18:45 19:46
18:41 (Destination Southminster) 19:51
18:52 19:53

Morning

Departure Time Arrival Time
06:15 07:06
06:43 07:38
07:12 08:08
07:42 08:38
08:12 09:08

Evening

Departure Time Arrival Time
17:09 18:00
17:39 18:30
18:09 19:00
18:39 19:30