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Last updated:Today at 04:05
Train companies affected:National Rail
Last updated:Today at 03:11
Train companies affected:South Western Railway

Buses replace trains between Witham and Ingatestone on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January 

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Braintree / Colchester Town / Clacton-on-Sea / Harwich International / Ipswich / Norwich, and between Witham and Braintree


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

No trains will run between Witham and Chelmsford.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Witham and Ingatestone (fast).

  • Witham and Chelmsford via Hatfield Peverel (for Chelmsford / Hatfield Peverel customers only).

Unless you are travelling to / from Chelmsford / Hatfield Peverel, you should change between buses and trains at Ingatestone.

Trains will run between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street via Ingatestone / Shenfield / Stratford.

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.