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Amended service between Witham and Chelmsford on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 09 Dec 2023 to 10 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

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


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

Train services from Norwich, Ipswich, Clacton, Colchester and Braintree will terminate at Witham.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Witham and Ingatestone (for customers travelling to / from London Liverpool Street)

  • Witham and Chelmsford via Hatfield Peverel (for customers to / from Hatfield Peverel and Chelmsford)

Connecting train services will run between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street via Ingateston. These will also serve Shenfield and Stratford.

If you are travelling between Norwich and London Liverpool Street and wish to avoid engineering works, a small number of extra trains will run between Norwich and Cambridge on Sunday (via the Thetford route). You should change at Cambridge for connections to / from London Liverpool Street. These services are expected to be busy.

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.