The Mayflower line runs from Manningtree, which is the usual terminus for the branch trains, connecting with services to London and Ipswich.  The branch follows the path of the estuary of the River Stour to Harwich.  The train stops at Mistley, a small riverside town noted for its large number of swans which gather on the river bank in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the south bank.

The train calls at Wrabness where you can walk past the community shop and join footpaths which runs past the house which Grayson Perrys designed and is one of the houses, for living architecture.  

Trains go onwards to the next stop of Harwich International, which is a focused interchange for ferries and large cruise ships making their way around the world.  There are even occasional non-stop trains to Harwich International from London Liverpool Street.  The branch line then takes travellers to next stop of Dovercourt, a small busy town with a regular Friday Market, and a short walk to the sea front.

The final stop is Harwich Town where you can wander down to the pier and watch the boats and catch the ferry which takes you across to Felixstowe or Shotley.  For more information about Historic Harwich and Dovercourt please download the Tourist Guide below. Or visit


Download the Line Guide
Line Guide

Mayflower Timetable

Mayflower Timetable
Harwich & Dovercourt
Tourist Guide


Wrabfest Saturday August 4th 2018

This is the third year that Wrabness has hosted Wrabfest a great festival for all ages, GA has timetabled two additional late train stops similar to previous years

2305 Harwich International to Manningtree

Harwich International 2305, Wrabness 2311, Mistley 2316, Manningtree 2322.
At Manningtree this connects into 2325 to Colchester and 2332 to Ipswich, Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich.

0002 Harwich Town to Colchester

Harwich Town 0002, Dovercourt 0004, Harwich International 0007, Wrabness 0013, Mistley 0019, Manningtree 0023, Colchester 0033.
At Manningtree this connects into 0036 to Ipswich, Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich.