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Last updated:Today at 22:39
Train companies affected:Grand Central, Hull Trains, LNER, Lumo
Last updated:Today at 20:20
Train companies affected:National Rail

Buses replace trains between Witham and Billericay on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 

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Engineering work details

Starts 25 Nov 2023 to 26 Nov 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Greater Anglia between Norwich / Ipswich / Clacton-on-Sea / Colchester / Braintree / Southend Victoria / Shenfield and London Liverpool Street


Engineering work is taking place between Witham and Billericay, closing all lines. ​​​​​​​

Train services from Norwich, Ipswich, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester and Braintree will start / terminate at Witham.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Witham and Billericay (for customers travelling to / from London)

  • Witham and Billericay (calling at Hatfield Pevere and Chelmsford)

Connecting train services will operate between Billericay and London Liverpool Street. These will also serve Shenfield and Stratford.

As a result of the engineering work, trains between Southend Victoria / Shenfield and London Liverpool Street will run to a revised timetable on Saturday. These will run to an increased frequency of 4 trains per hour.

Services to / from Southminster will also be retimed, operating every 45 minutes between Southminster and Wickford.

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.