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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Witham and Colchester from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 28 May 2024 to 31 May 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Colchester


Engineering work is taking place between Witham and Colchester, closing lines overnight from Tuesday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the following trains will be replaced by buses between Witham and Colchester:

Tuesday and Wednesday:

The 23:48 London Liverpool Street to Colchester service.

Wednesday and Thursday:

The 00:18 London Liverpool Street to Colchester service.

The 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester service.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

The 04:43 Colchester to London Liverpool Street service (bus from Colchester will start earlier than the train in order to connect with the train at Witham).

Additionally, the 23:02 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich service will terminate at Colchester on Tuesday and Wednesday. Change at Colchester for rail connections towards Manningtree and Ipswich.

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.