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Train companies affected:Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Witham and Colchester from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 March        

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Engineering work details

Starts 04 Mar 2024 to 07 Mar 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich


Engineering work is taking place overnight between Witham and Colchester, closing some lines.

Monday to Wednesday

The 23:48 London Liverpool Street to Colchester service will be replaced by a bus between Witham and Colchester.

The 23:02 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich service will terminate at Colchester. If you are travelling to Manningtree and Ipswich, you should change at Colchester for the 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 00:18 and 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services will be replaced by a bus service between Witham and Colchester.

The 04:43 Colchester to London Liverpool Street service will start from Witham at 05:00. A connecting rail replacement bus service will be in operation from Colchester to Witham, departing Colchester at 04:10, Marks Tey at 04:26, and Kelvedon at 04:38, arriving at Witham at 04:50.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

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

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.