Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Ingatestone and Colchester on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October

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Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Braintree / Sudbury / Colchester / Ipswich / Norwich

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Greater Anglia

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

Trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Chelmsford. Please note that a limited replacement bus service will run to / from Chelmsford, so if you are travelling to / from Colchester, you should change at Ingatestone for replacement buses, not Chelmsford.

Train services will remain in operation between Sudbury and Marks Tey.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Ingatestone and Colchester.
  • Chelmsford and Colchester (limited service for customers to / from Chelmsford only).
  • Witham and Braintree.


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.