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Buses replace trains between Billericay and Witham from Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 

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Engineering work details

Starts 29 Mar 2024 to 01 Apr 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Braintree / Clacton-on-Sea / Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich


Engineering work is taking place between Shenfield / Billericay to Witham, closing all lines.

Train services from Norwich, Ipswich, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester and Braintree will terminate at Witham, connecting into the following rail replacement bus routes:

  • Fast buses: Witham to Billericay, for London bound travellers, taking approximately 50 minutes.

  • Stopper buses: Witham to Billericay via Hatfield Peverel and Chelmsford; taking approximately 1 hour 5 minutes.

Connecting train services will operate between Billericay and London Liverpool Street, serving Shenfield and Stratford. Services to / from Southend Victoria and Southminster will be retimed.

For passengers travelling to / from Ingatestone station, a shuttle bus service will operate between:

  • Chelmsford and Ingatestone

  • Ingatestone and Shenfield

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.