Please only travel if essential on Sunday 3 December, services are expected to be extremely busy due to industrial action and engineering work affecting other train operators - more information
We are aware of the ASLEF Union's plans for industrial action at CrossCountry on Thursday 7 December, and action short of a strike between Friday 1 to Saturday 9 December – more information
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|Ticket office opening hours||Monday to Friday: 06:10 to 20:15 Saturday: 07:00 to 18:45 Sunday: Closed|
|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 Town Railway Station Bus Stops (Stop B) for planned rail replacement only (e.g. due to pre-planned engineering works). This station is not served by rail replacement bus services during unplanned service disruption.
|Colchester Town 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 waiting room is located in the station building next to the ticket office, and is accessed from the station forecourt.
|Refreshment facilities information||
'Steam' kiosk serving hot and cold drinks, newspapers, confectionary, and pastries
Self-service vending machine providing cold drinks and snacks
The toilets are located in the station building and are accessed via the waiting room. An accessible toilet is available in the female toilets, although a radar key is not required to access this facility. All toilets are scheduled to be open at the following times:
Monday - Friday 06:30 - 15:00
|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|
|Customer help points information||
Help points can be found at the following location(s):
Assistance at this station is provided by a staff member during ticket office opening hours. Conductors are only available on services running to/from Walton-on-the-Naze. Services to/from London Liverpool Street are Driver Only Operation (DOO) and outside opening hours we advise to travel to the nearest stuffed station, Colchester. Booking is recommended.
|Staff help opening times||Monday to Friday: 06:10 to 20:15 Saturday: 07:00 to 18:45 Sunday: Closed|
|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 the single platform for trains towards Colchester, London, and Walton-on-the-Naze.
This station is a category A station according to ORR station classification system. https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955
Assistance meeting point is the ticket office.
|Impaired mobility set down|
|There is a Council managed car park behind the station|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||
Colchester Town Station is around 5 minutes walk from Colchester Bus Station
|Cycle storage available|
There are five cycle stands on the station forecourt, nearly opposite the ticket office window. There is also a sheltered cycle parking area providing five stands located on Platform 1 (for trains towards Colchester, London, and Walton-on-the-Naze).
|Taxi rank available|