Railway stations

Clacton-on-Sea railway station (map)

Clacton-on-sea Railway Station Skelmersdale Rd, Clacton-on-sea CO15

The station is the terminus of the Clacton branch which diverges from the Great Eastern Main Line at Colchester. There is a frequent train service between Clacton and London Liverpool Street.

The station itself has a sizeable concourse sheltered by a glazed roof. There is a traction depot just outside the station, with some stabling sidings alongside the station itself.

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Services Typically the service is as followed;

  • 1 tph to London Liverpool Street,
  • 1 tph from Liverpool Street

During Morning Peak this is increased typical trains departing every 20 – 30 mins till 9 am between 6 and 7 there are typically 4tph

The last train Monday to Friday teminates at Colchester

             Preceding station   National Rail              Following station
Thorpe-le-Soken National Express East                    Anglia Sunshine Coast LineClacton-on-sea Branch Terminus

Thorpe-le-Soken railway station serves the village of Thorpe-le-Soken in Essex

 Platforms

There are two platforms currently at Thorpe-Le-Soken. They are both situated on an island platform only accessible by a footbridge. There is a clearly visible platform and trackbed on what would be platform 3. This is continuous with the stations on the Walton branch line, Kirby Cross, Frinton and Walton. One of the double tracks that were originally on the line to Walton has been completely taken up.

Service Patterns Typical Off-Peak Services are as Followed;

Westbound

  • 1tph to Liverpool Street
  • 1tph to Colchester via Colchester Town

Eastbound

  • 1tph to Clacton-on-sea
  • 1tph To Walton-on-the-Naze

Interchanges at Thorpe are always with a same direction connection. For example if you leave a Clacton-bound train at Thorpe a Walton-on-the-Naze Service is at platform 2. Waiting for a service to Colchester Town takes another half an hour and vice versa with the London bound services, which is annoying when you want to get to Walton From Clacton

External links

  • Train times and station information for Thorpe-le-Soken railway station from National Rail
             Preceding station   National Rail              Following station
Weeley Great Bentley on Sundays National Express East                    Anglia Sunshine Coast LineWalton-on-Naze Branch Kirby            Cross
National Express East               Anglia Sunshine Coast Line Clacton-on-sea               Branch             Clacton-on

Walton-on-the-Naze railway station serves the town of Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex The station is the terminus of the single line branch which leaves the Clacton line at Thorpe-le-Soken.

Service patterns

Generally, there is an hourly service to Colchester (North), calling at all stations on the line. On Sundays this service is reduced to a shuttle to Thorpe-le-Soken (still calling at all stations). Passengers who wish to travel to London Liverpool Street should change at Thorpe-le-Soken or Colchester. There is, however, one direct service between Walton-on-the-Naze and London Liverpool Street Typicaly the 17:45.

External links. Train times and station information for Walton-on-the-Naze railway station from National Rail

             Preceding station   National Rail              Following station
Frinton-on-Sea National Express East                    Anglia Sunshine Coast LineWalton-on-Naze Branch Terminus

One comment to Railway stations

  • DougC  says:

    The staff at Clacton Railway station are extremely unhelpful, rude and dame right awkward. My wife had pre purchased ticket to go to her uncles funeral but forgot part two of the ticket the staff refused to help and tried to get her fined. Then put up the price of a single ticket from £23 to £32. REAL nice staff

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