Colchester Town Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Colchester Town railway station is on the Sunshine Coast Line in the East of England, and is the secondary station serving the town of Colchester, Essex. It is 53 miles 76 chains (86.8 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street. Its three-letter station code is CET. The town's larger station is called Colchester (also known as Colchester North to distinguish it) and is on the Great Eastern Main Line but is further away from the town centre. The station was opened in 1866 by the Tendring Hundred Railway, a subsidiary of the Great Eastern Railway, with the name St. Botolph's. It was renamed Colchester Town in 1991. It is currently operated by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also runs all trains serving the station. As of 2013 there is only one platform, but there is space for a second which would make possible a more intensive service on the Sunshine Coast Line. To the east of the station, Colne Junction is the western extremity of a triangle which gives access towards Colchester station to the west and Hythe station to the east. The curve to the north from Colne Junction to East Gates Junction is sharp, with a continuous check rail which necessitates slow passage.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 49038 0
2014 49346 0
2013 53606 0
2012 44861 0
2011 40810 0
2010 39025 0
2009 43661 0
2008 41073 0
2007 41565 0

Location Data

  • County Council Electoral Division: Abbey
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Colchester
  • District Council: Colchester Borough Council
  • European Region: Eastern
  • County Council: Essex County Council
  • District Council Ward: New Town

Recent Crime Figures

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December 2015 4 20000000200000
November 2015 0 00000000000000
October 2015 1 00100000000000
September 2015 0 00000000000000
August 2015 4 20100010000000
July 2015 2 10100000000000
June 2015 1 00100000000000
May 2015 2 00100000000010
April 2015 3 00200000000100
March 2015 0 00000000000000
February 2015 0 00000000000000
January 2015 3 20000000001000
December 2014 0 00000000000000
November 2014 2 00200000000000
October 2014 1 00100000000000
September 2014 3 00200010000000
August 2014 0 00000000000000
July 2014 0 00000000000000
June 2014 2 20000000000000
May 2014 1 00100000000000
April 2014 1 00100000000000
March 2014 1 00100000000000
February 2014 4 00300010000000
January 2014 1 10000000000000
December 2013 0 00000000000000
November 2013 0 00000000000000
October 2013 0 00000000000000
September 2013 1 00000010000000
August 2013 1 00000000001000
July 2013 1 00000000001000

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