Witham station is on the Great Eastern main line in Essex, between Chelmsford and Colchester. It is also the junction for the branch line that heads north to Braintree. There are at least four trains per hour to London Liverpool Street, with more at peak times and an average journey time of about 45 minutes. There's also one train per hour to each of Ipswich, Colchester Town, Clacton-on-Sea and Braintree. The town centre is about ten minutes' walk away or five minutes by bus from outside the station. The station was opened in 1843 and became a busy goods junction during the 19th century. Nowadays the station is mainly a commuter hub for people working in London, seeing over 2.3 million passenger journeys a year. Improvement works were carried out at the station in 2011 and included a new entrance and footbridge to link to the car park with disabled parking spaces and a new cycle shelter.
Monday to Friday: 06:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 06:15 - 21:00
Sunday: 06:45 - 21:00
- Wheelchair Access
- Ticket Machines
- Seated area
- Waiting rooms – located in the station buildings on Platforms 1/2 & Platform 3/4
- Loco Espresso coffee shop – Free water refill point located on Platform 3
- Baby changing facilities
- Toilets – The male & female toilets are located in the station building on Platform 2 . There are 2 accessible toilets available for radar key holders – one can be accessed via the waiting room on Platform 3 and the other is inside the station building on Platforms 1/2
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 .