Marks Tey Station

The station opened in 1843 for services on the Great Eastern Main Line, and the Sudbury branch line followed in 1849. From that date until 1889 the station was known as Marks Tey Junction. The branch line is only accessible to trains travelling from Colchester "up" towards London.

The opening of the Colne Valley and Halstead Railway off the Sudbury branch in 1860 and the extension of the branch beyond Sudbury via the Stour Valley Railway in 1865 to Cambridge added importance to Marks Tey as a junction, allowing through-trains from Colchester.

These passenger services were gradually cut back and the closure of the Sudbury to Cambridge link in March 1967 saw the end of through running.

An 1897 survey shows sidings on the "up" side at the Colchester end of the main line platform but the main concentration of sidings including a goods shed and a turntable are on the "down" side at the Colchester end primarily servicing the branch line

Ticket office:
Monday to Friday: 05:35 - 22:10
Saturday: 05:35 - 22:10
Sunday: 08:20 - 19:30

Marks Tey station
Station Road
Marks Tey

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ticket Machines
  • Seated area
  • Waiting room- located in the station building on Platforms 2/3
  • Self-service vending machine providing cold drinks and snacks
  • Free water refill point available
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Telephones
  • WiFi
  • Toilets – The male & female toilets are located next to the waiting shelter on Platforms 2/3. All toilets at this station are scheduled to be open at the following times: Monday – Saturday 06:00 – 21:00 Sunday 07:30 – 21:00


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