Benfleet railway station

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Benfleet National Rail
Benfleet
Location
Place South Benfleet
Local authority Castle Point
Grid reference TQ777859
Operations
Station code BEF
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  2.447 million
2005/06 Increase 2.449 million
2006/07 Increase 2.480 million
2007/08 Increase 2.989 million
2008/09 Increase 3.002 million
2009/10 Decrease 2.844 million
2010/11 Increase 2.886 million
2011/12 Increase 3.547 million
2012/13 Decrease 3.506 million
History
Key dates Opened 1855 (1855)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Benfleet from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The station in 1961

Benfleet railway station serves the towns of South Benfleet and Canvey Island in Essex, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by c2c. The station opened in 1855.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The rear of building and secondary access point viewed from Station Road.

The station is situated between Ferry Road and Station Road with the main building located on the Ferry Road side. This houses the ticket office. Entry and exit to the platforms is provided by four automatic ticket gates. On the Station Road side of the building is a secondary entrance/exit which is used Monday - Friday during the AM and PM peak period, this is also has four gates.

The two platforms are reached by fixed staircases. The station has customer toilets including a disabled toilet. The ticket office is open Monday - Saturday 05.15 - 22.00 and Sunday 06.15 - 22.00. It has four serving positions and uses the TRIBUTE ticket issuing system. The station also has two Customer operated self-service ticket machines that accept cash and card payments and a Fast Ticket machine that accepts card payments only

Step-free access is provided to and from both Platforms by the use of Automatic Gates located at the Leigh on Sea end of the Platforms.

Refurbishment[edit]

On 30 January 2007 the Ticket Office closed for refurbishment work to be undertaken. The refurbishment was completed on Monday 19 March 2007. The work saw the construction of a new front ticket office counter, which includes one lower ticket office window for wheelchair Customers. Within the office itself, a new staff restroom was built and the staff toilets were also refurbished.

Services[edit]

A Class 357 Electrostar in c2c colours at Benfleet

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

  • 6tph (trains per hour) westbound to Fenchurch Street, of which:
    • 2tph do not stop at Pitsea, West Horndon or Limehouse
    • 2tph call at all stations via Basildon
    • 2tph take the longer route via Ockendon

During the Morning and Evening Peak periods trains operate between Benfleet and Fenchurch Street running non-stop or making stopping at all stations en route, via Chafford Hundred or Basildon.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pitsea   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  Leigh-on-Sea

Local public transport links[edit]

Ferry Road has bus stops serving Canvey Island and Benfleet. The station also has a large taxi rank located on the Station Road side of the building.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner (2007). Essex. The Buildings of England. Yale University Press. p. 192. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°32′38″N 0°33′43″E / 51.544°N 0.562°E / 51.544; 0.562