Colchester Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Colchester railway station (also known as Colchester North) is on the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) in the East of England, and the primary station serving the town of Colchester, Essex. Its three-letter station code is COL. It is 51 miles 52 chains (83.1 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and on the GEML is situated between Marks Tey to the west and Manningtree and to the east. Colchester is also the junction where the GEML links to the Sunshine Coast Line, which runs south to Clacton-on-Sea and, via a short branch, to Walton-on-the-Naze. Services to and from Colchester Town also join the GEML at the Colchester junction. The junction is grade-separated so trains branching to and from Colchester Town or the Sunshine Coast Line do not cross the main line. The station was opened in 1843 by the Eastern Counties Railway. It is currently operated by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also runs all trains serving the station.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 283204 0
2014 284980 420976
2013 309585 405824
2012 317456 379007
2011 324196 0
2010 295488 0
2009 302050 0
2008 293755 0
2007 276763 0

Location Data

  • UK Parliament Constituency: Colchester
  • District Council: Colchester Borough Council
  • European Region: Eastern
  • County Council: Essex County Council
  • District Council Ward: Mile End
  • County Council Electoral Division: Mile End and Highwoods
  • Civil Parish/community: Myland

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Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 14 00100011113150
December 2015 22 22200040002280
November 2015 8 40000011001100
October 2015 5 00000020003000
September 2015 4 10000010001010
August 2015 15 32200011004101
July 2015 8 10010020010030
June 2015 15 10700010013020
May 2015 13 41410010001010
April 2015 18 111300000001011
March 2015 8 20200000002110
February 2015 10 10100010204010
January 2015 9 01400011001010
December 2014 16 30300050102020
November 2014 12 00600020003010
October 2014 12 10201020203010
September 2014 11 00500013001010
August 2014 8 00300010001120
July 2014 12 20500022001000
June 2014 7 30000010000120
May 2014 5 00100000200020
April 2014 8 11110030000100
March 2014 6 00100030000110
February 2014 10 11400020000200
January 2014 6 00300020001000
December 2013 10 00100024002010
November 2013 10 31100040010000
October 2013 12 10100041003110
September 2013 13 11400020001040
August 2013 22 101110050004000
July 2013 11 01200010103120
June 2013 7 21000010201000
May 2013 13 30500001102010
April 2013 15 60000040010220
March 2013 7 20000050000000
February 2013 9 20000030020110
January 2013 15 10000060310103

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