Colchester North Station

Colchester North Station is the longest station in the UK at 620 metres ( 2034 ft) long over two platforms. From here you can access the City of Colchester both on foot or by bus link to the City Centre.

The original Colchester North station opened in 1843 and was rebuilt in 1865. In 1962, a new ticket hall opened on the north side of the tracks as London commuting really took off. Colchester North station sits on the Great Eastern Main Line from London Liverpool Street and is not to be confused with the local, more-central Colchester Town.

The north ticket hall has a modern-looking glass front, and the original station building awaits visitors on the south side. Colchester sits on the Sunshine Coast Line, which covers the routes to the seaside resort Clacton-on-Sea and along the east coast. Buses and taxis from the station deliver visitors to the one-time Roman capital of Britain with its diverse and fascinating architecture: a Norman castle, a Victorian town hall and Jumbo, the water tower, the three must-see structures. Colchester also offers artistic inspiration. The 19th-century landscape painter John Constable immortalized the surrounding countryside, and the town's galleries pay homage to one of England's most respected artists.

Colchester [North] station
Station Approach Road

View on Greater Anglia

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ticket Machines
  • Seated area
  • Waiting room
  • Coffeelink & Starbucks
  • Self-service vending machines providing cold drinks and snacks
  • Free water refill point located on Platform 2, near Coffeelink
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Telephones
  • Wi-Fi
  • Post box
  • ATM
  • WH Smith
  • Passport photo machine

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