Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Ingatestone / Witham and Braintree / Marks Tey on Sunday 30 September

Start date
30/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street / Witham and Braintree / Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

Engineering work is taking place between Chelmsford and Marks Tey, and also between Witham and Braintree, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Ingatestone and Marks Tey (calling only at these stations).
  • Witham and Braintree.
  • Chelmsford and Marks Tey (calling at all stations).

A revised train service will run between Marks Tey and Sudbury / Ipswich / Norwich. A shuttle service will run between Colchester and Colchester Town / Walton-on-the-Naze, and also between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.