Train service disruption Colchester

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Following the fire alarm sounding in a signalbox earlier today at Colchester all lines are now open.

Train services running through this station are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 11:00 12/07.

Due to the signal box controlling the signals in and around the Colchester area being evacuated. Train services will be disrupted.

The signallers have now returned, and the train service will be returning to normal. Trains running through Colchester station will be subject to delays.

An update will follow within the next 1 hour.

Greater Anglia and Network Rail are sorry if your journey has been affected by this disruption.

Specific train service alterations are available here:

Advance purchase tickets holders will be allowed to travel on earlier or later trains if their booked service is cancelled.

If your journey with us has been delayed by 30 minutes or more, you may be entitled to compensation for a portion of your fare. Please visit for details

An explanation of the common causes of delays - and what we're doing to reduce their frequency and impact can be found here: