Trains to Witham

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Witham is a town in Essex, located in the East of England, between the city of Chelmsford 8 miles the south-west, Colchester 13 miles to the north-east while London Liverpool street is 38 miles (62.1 km) away. The town is crossed by River Brain. Thanks to its excellent transport links, Witham is increasingly chosen by commuters who travel each day to London. Witham railway station serves the town, its citizens and travellers. It is served by Abellio Greater Anglia trains and it lies on the line that connects London Liverpool Street to Ipswich. The train journey from Witham to Liverpool Street is approximately 40-45 minutes. The station also serves trains to Braintree.

Visitors travelling by train to Essex should purchase Advance train tickets to Witham to benefit from early booking discounts. Travellers arriving to Witham railway station should expect to walk half a mile to reach the town centre where they will find Newlands Shopping Centre with a 1970s outlook and the 1980s style Grove Centre. The town centre offers a range of small shops, restaurants, pubs, banks and high street retail stores.

Witham first train station was opened by Eastern Counties Railway in 1843, today it is managed by Greater Anglia. The station’s main entrance is located on Albert Road. The concourse offers travellers a ticket office and ticket vending machines where passengers can purchase train tickets outside ticket office’s opening hours. Ticket vending machines are also useful to skip queues and to collect online pre-booked train tickets. The station is equipped with 4 Platforms. Platform 1 serves pick-time trains from London Liverpool street terminating at Witham. Platform 2 serves trains directed towards London. Platform 3 is reserved to country-bound trains directed to Essex and Suffolk, while Platform 4 is designated to Braintree branch services as well as eastbound services peak times fast express trains passing through the station. Some evening peak-time services terminate at Witham station also use platform 4. Typical off-peak services operating from Witham railway station include four trains per hour to London Liverpool Street, one train per hour to Ipswich, one to Clacton-on-Sea, one per hour to Colchester Town and one train per hour is directed to Braintree. During peak-train times, service frequencies increase and stopping patters may vary.  Witham train station offers travellers a car park that can be accessed from Easton road. The car park is located next to the station. In 2011 the station has undergone station upgrades that included a footbridge connecting the carpark to the station, disabled car parking facilities as well as a new bicycle storage. All pslatforms are accessible via a covered bridge, stairs or lifts. Passengers requiring accessibility assistance can find customer help points at the station. CCTV, ATMs and Wi-Fi are available at this station.

Witham offers several leisure facilities to its citizens and visitors, these include Benton Hall Golf and Country Club, a pool club, and a library located at the formed town's cinema, the Whitehall. Book train tickets to Witham to enjoy a relaxing stroll along the River Brain, the promenade is three-and-a-half miles long and it runs through the town. Nature lovers are advised to visit Maldon Road Park and Whetmead Nature Reserve, a former rubbish tip, that now is mostly made of grassland featuring several different flowering plants, and a range of butterflies, dragonflies, wood mice, pysmy shrews and bank voles.