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Most areas of Essex are served by a multitude of transport options, within the county, to London and to the neighbouring counties of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Kent.

Roads – The main arterial roads from London are the A13 and A127, both heading through the south of the county, and the A12 that passes north-east through central Essex. The M25 London Orbital and M11, from London to Cambridge, provide motorway links in and out of the county.

Railway – The county’s rail services head into the London termini of Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street, both in the heart of London’s financial district. Cambridge and East Anglia can also be reached on routes running through Essex from Liverpool Street. A number of branch lines serve smaller rural towns throughout the county. Shenfield, in south-central Essex, is the designated eastern end of the Crossrail project traversing London to Heathrow and Maidenhead.

Tube – London’s underground network stretches into the western part of Essex on the Central Line, as far as Epping.

Buses – There is a network of local and express bus services in and around the county.

Ferry – Services from Harwich run to the Hook of Holland (Netherlands) and Esbjerg (Denmark).

Airport – Stansted International Airport, in the northwest of Essex, is London’s third largest, connecting to a large number of domestic and short-haul destinations. The airport is close to the M11 and has regular rail connections to London, Cambridge and the Midlands.

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