Colchester Train Station
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Colchester Train Station
AddressColchester [North] Station
Station Approach Road
CO1 1XD Get directions in Google Maps
|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 05:00 to 22:00 Saturday: 05:30 to 21:00 Sunday: 06:00 to 21:00|
|Self service ticket machines|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||
Rail replacement bus services pick up and drop off at the bus stops on the station forecourt, outside the main station entrance.
|Colchester station customer services||
The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).
Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
|Lost property||Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 17:00|
|Lost property contact details|
|Lounge opening hours|
|Waiting room information||
The main waiting room is located next to the steps on Platforms 3 and 4 that lead to/from the underpass. There is another waiting room on Platforms 1 and 2, and this is available for customers to use between the hours of 04:00-00:30 Monday to Sunday.
|Refreshment facilities information||
Self-service vending machines providing cold drinks and snacks
Free water refill point located on Platform 2, near Coffeelink
There are male and female toilets located in the station buildings on Platforms 1 and 2, and also on Platforms 3 and 4, just next to the steps that lead to/from the underpass. Accessible toilets are available for radar key holders. All toilets at this station are scheduled to be open at the following times:
Monday - Friday 04:00 - 00:30
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.Monday to Sunday: 08:00 to 20:00
|Helpline contact details||0800 028 28 78|
|Customer help points available|
Assistance is provided by station staff during the hours of train service operation. Booking is recommended.
What assistance is available for customers using this station?
How can Turn Up And Go (TUAG) assistance be requested by customers using this station?
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Sunday: 24 Hours a Day|
|Accessible ticket machines|
|Accessible ticket office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
|Accessible public pay phones|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
This station has step free access to all platforms. However, customers with restricted mobility are advised to arrive on the London bound side of the station (which is accessed via the entrance off Station Way before the railway bridge), as the lifts are quicker and easier to operate than the chair lift in the Ipswich / Norwich bound ticket hall. It is quite a long and steep walking route to get from one side of the station to the other.
This station is a category B1 station according to ORR station classification system. https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955
Assistance meeting point is the customer information office on Platform 4.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|Ticket gates information||
Colchester station has Secure Station Acreditation
|Station Car Park|
|Operator||National Car Parks Ltd|
|Contact details||0345 050 7080|
|Operator||National Car Parks|
|Contact details||0845 050 7080|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||
Colchester & Wivenhoe is a PlusBus location click here to see the PlusBus map
|Cycle storage available|
|Storage type||Compound, Stands, Wheel Racks|
There are 27 cycle stands and 60 cycle parking spaces located at the front of the main station carpark, near the taxi rank, along with a secure cycle parking compound providing 101 spaces. Opposite the entrance to the other side of the station (for trains towards London), there are 96 cycle parking spaces next to the accessible car parking bays, a further 20 cycle parking spaces further down the access road, and another secure cycle parking compound providing 144 spaces is next to the station building, adjacent to Platforms 4 and 5. The secure cycle parking areas require smartcard access - please speak with station staff for further details.
|Taxi rank available|