Colchester Town Station

The smallest of the three Colchester stations and the end of the line, it sits right in the centre of the City near St Botolphs church and ruined Priory.

Colchester Town railway station - still known locally as St. Botolph's, its name until 1991 - is the second station serving Colchester town in Essex. Just over fifty miles outside London, the station, is on the Sunshine Coast Line, with trains to the capital taking just over an hour.

The station is a 5 minute walk south of the thriving town centre packed with independent and well-known restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs as well as many popular high street shops, in particular in the Lion Walk Shopping Centre. For those not looking to shop, the town, like many in the area, is home to an array of Roman, Tudor and Medieval architecture – most notably Colchester Castle, an 11th century Norman Keep built on top of the vaults of an ancient Roman temple.

Planning a day out with your family? Why not visit Colchester Zoo – you can take either a taxi or a bus outside the station.

Colchester Town station
St. Botolphs Circus

View on Greater Anglia

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ticket Machines
  • Seated area
  • Waiting room
  • Steam’ kiosk serving hot and cold drinks, newspapers, confectionary, and pastries
  • Self-service vending machine providing cold drinks and snacks
  • Toilets located in the station building ,accessed via the waiting room
  • Telephones
  • Wi-Fi

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