Grays railway station

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Grays
National Rail
Grays station main building.JPG
Main building, London-bound side
Grays is located in Essex
Grays
Grays
Location of Grays in Essex
Location Grays
Local authority Thurrock
Managed by c2c
Owner Network Rail
Station code GRY
Number of platforms 3
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone G
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05  2.374 million[2]
2005–06 Increase 2.381 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 2.600 million[2]
2007–08 Decrease 2.884 million[2]
2008–09 Decrease 2.862 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 2.788 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 2.835 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 2.972 million[2]
2012–13 Steady 2.972 million[2]
Key dates
1854 (1854) Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°28′34″N 0°19′19″E / 51.476°N 0.322°E / 51.476; 0.322

Grays railway station is in the borough and unitary authority of Thurrock in the East of England. It became part of the Oyster card pay-as-you-go rail network in January 2010.[3]

History[edit]

It was opened in 1854 as part of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. Until the early 1900s the station was known as 'Grays Thurrock'. In February 2005, the station environment was refurbished, in particular the subway linking the platforms, and the surrounding highway infrastructure.

In January 2006 the footbridge linking Grays High Street at either side of the railway was declared unsafe and closed due to structural problems with the supports and bracing, which had to be temporarily supported with scaffolding underneath the stair flights. A hoarding was subsequently erected on this scaffolding. The footbridge reopened at the beginning of May 2006. Works to replace the stair flights have been completed. Although located at the end of the platforms, there is no station access at this point.

During 2008 and 2009 the four-car bay platform was extended to hold eight-car trains. From 2011 to 2012 the through platforms were extended to receive 12-car trains.[4]

Ticket barriers are in operation.

Services[edit]

Passenger train services are provided by c2c.

Off-peak service, in trains per hour, is:

It is east of the junction between the branch to Ockendon and the route via Rainham.

Connections[edit]

Local Bus Routes 22, 22A, 25, 33, 44, 66, 73, 73A, 83, 88, 100, 100X, 200, 200X, 201, 265, 268, 269, 374 all serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (pdf). National Rail Enquiries. National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Request for Mayoral Decision – MD457. Title: January 2010 Fare Changes". Greater London Authority. 
  4. ^ "New Timetable Changes Postponement". c2c. Retrieved 2008-10-26. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chafford Hundred   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  Tilbury Town
Purfleet   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  Terminus