Amended services in the Colchester area from Friday 27 December to Wednesday 1 January
Track work is taking place at Colchester, closing various lines during the Christmas / New Year period.
Friday 27 to Tuesday 31 December:
Some lines through the station will be shut, reducing the available line capacity through Colchester.
Services to / from Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze will be amended to run between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze only. Customers travelling to / from London will have to change trains at Colchester.
Some trains to / from Norwich / Ipswich will be amended to run between Norwich / Ipswich and Colchester only. Customers on these trains will have to change trains at Colchester.
Wednesday 1 January:
All lines through Colchester station will be shut.
Services to / from Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze will be amended to run between Colchester Town and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze. Replacement buses will run between Hythe and Marks Tey for customers travelling towards London.
Buses also replace trains between Marks Tey and Ipswich.
Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
Replacement Bus Travel Advice:
You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.
Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.