The Anonymous Widower

Witham Station And The Braintree Branch Line

These pictures show Witham station and the Braintree Branch Line.


  • All trains to and from Braintree call in platform 4 in Witham station, with  trains to London crossing over the Great Eastern Main Line, South of the station.
  • Will direct services between Braintree and London be stopped to speed up main line services?
  • Witham station has long platforms and lifts.
  • The branch is tidy.
  • There would appear to be space for a passing loop at Cressing.
  • There are some inevitable level crossings.
  • Braintree station is the best of the stations on the line.


The branch line coould certainly be improved to provide a two trains per hour service. I do suspect that most direct services to and from London could end, as this would probably ease timetabling of trains through Witham station.

August 20, 2016 - Posted by | Transport | ,

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