The prosperity of the Essex town of Braintree was built on textiles, an industry that benefited greatly from its rail connection to London in 1848. The current Braintree station is on a different site than the original, but it remains the northern terminus of the Braintree branch line, with hourly weekday trains departing for London Liverpool Street station. The town centre around the Market Place has numerous stores, restaurants and pubs, as well as the George Yard shopping centre. The ten-minute walk north from the station to Market Place and nearby High Street takes you past the Warner Textile Archive, a collection that reflects on the history of silk manufacture in the town. Nowadays most visitors come to Braintree for textiles of a different kind, as they hunt for bargains at the nearby Braintree Freeport Designer Outlet Centre, to the south-east of the station.
Monday to Friday: 06:15 - 15:00
Saturday: 05:45 - 13:05
Sunday: 07:45 - 15:30
- Wheelchair Access
- Ticket Machines
- Seated area
- Waiting room – Located in the station building opposite the ticket office, and is accessed from the booking hall.
- Coffee shop
- Toilets – located in the station building and are accessed via the waiting room. An accessible toilet is available for radar key holders. All toilets at this station are scheduled to be open at the following times: Monday – Friday 05:30 – 18:30 Saturday 05:30 – 12:30 Sunday 08:00 – 15:00
We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance – now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here .