Find bike routes accessible by train across Essex & Suffolk

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The Flitch Way Walk

Ramble on the Flitch Way

Great success for Gary at Braintree Station

Gary is Successful at Greater Anglia Awards

Poppies at Wickford Station

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South Woodham Ferrers Station Artwork Display

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BBC Essex comes to Southwoodham Ferrers

South Woodham Ferrers

Walk on the Mayflower Line

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Warming up for Witch Finders Trail

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Community Rail in the City 2019

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Explore the Lines

Use the interactive map to find out information about each of the lines in our network.

The Sunshine Coast Line Colchester - Walton-on-the-Naze
The Southend Line Wickford - Southend
The Flitch Line Witham - Braintree
The Crouch Valley Line Wickford - Southminster
The Gainsborough Line Marks Tey - Sudbury
The Mayflower Line Manningtree - Harwich


Just to remind you that the wearing of face coverings when travelling on trains and other forms of public transport became mandatory from Monday 15 June. Greater Anglia are asking customers to wear face coverings from when they enter a station, so that they do not hold up others at ticket barriers or when boarding a train. Children under 11 do not need to wear a face covering and people with specific medical conditions (e.g. those with breathing difficulties or specific disabilities), that mean they cannot wear a face covering, will not have to do so. To keep people safe, more thorough cleaning, improved information on potential crowding and one-way systems at busier stations have been put in place. The requirement is for face coverings (not surgical masks).

Full details of Greater Anglia’s revised timetables, advice on social distancing, face coverings, refund arrangements and other relevant information can be found on their website.

Watch the video which shows the new and extensive cleaning routine to Greater Anglia’s Trains to keep everyone safe when travelling on the trains.


Essex Coast Leaflets

ESSCRP have been working with Essex Path to Prosperity, a project to promote The Essex Coast Line. Download the leaflets below.

Crouch Valley Line

Mayflower Line

Southend Line

Sunshine Coast Line

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Accessibility statement for Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership

This accessibility statement applies to Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership at web address

This website is run by a partnership which includes Essex County Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

Ability Net has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.


How accessible this website is

We do not know how accessible the website is currently as we have not yet been able to test the website due to limited resource for testing against accessibility compliance.

However, we are aware of the need for compliance and we plan to test the website by 31 January 2021. We plan to make all content accessible by 1 June 2021.


Feedback and contact information


If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email Jayne Sumner
  • call 07735216593
  • We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 20 days.


Preparation of this accessibility statement


This statement was prepared on the 24th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 24th September 2020.

This website has not yet been tested.


Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:   Jayne Sumner Rail Engagement Manager at Essex County Council by email or phone 07735216593


Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Essex and South Suffolk CRP is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.


Compliance status

We do not know the level of compliance the website has with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, as we have not yet been able to test the website against this due to limited resource for testing against accessibility compliance..

However, we are aware of the need for compliance and we plan to test the website by 31 January 2021. We plan to make all content accessible by 1 June 2021.


Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Most of our older PDFs and downloadable documents do not meet accessibility standards. However, we plan to ensure that moving forward all PDFs meet WCAG 2.1 Accessibility standards.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

For documents that are essential to providing our services, such as:

  • Information on how users can access our service
  • Forms published in word documents and PDFs

we are developing a strategy to ensure that they are made accessible.

The strategy prioritizes PDFs that are opened/used regularly or have information that is a statutory requirement. We are also developing training and guidance to help all document creators develop accessible documents.

Our plans are to ensure that all essential PDFs meet accessibility regulations by 1st June 2021.

Live Video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.





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