Laindon railway station

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Laindon National Rail
Laindon
Location
Place Laindon
Local authority Basildon
Grid reference TQ680882
Operations
Station code LAI
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  1.456 million
2005/06 Increase 1.459 million
2006/07 Increase 1.629 million
2007/08 Increase 1.764 million
2008/09 Increase 1.798 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.746 million
2010/11 Increase 1.818 million
2011/12 Decrease 1.887 million
2012/13 Increase 1.889 million
History
Key dates Opened 1888 (1888)
Original company London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Laindon from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The station building

Laindon is railway station located in Laindon in the Basildon district of Essex, England.

The station was opened in 1888 by the London Tilbury and Southend Railway as part of a new direct route from Barking to Pitsea, avoiding Tilbury. It is located 22.86 mi (36.79 km) down the line from Fenchurch Street. The station and all train services are operated by c2c.

The station has three platforms. Platform 3 is the Shoeburyness-bound platform, reached from Station Approach via the main ticket office. Platforms 1 and 2 are the two faces of an island platform, reached via a footbridge from outside the main ticket office. Platform 1 is the London-bound platform and platform 2 is a reversing platform which can be used to divert trains from the Up Line to the Down Line.

Trivia[edit]

British actress Joan Sims, famous for her roles in the Carry On films, was once a resident at Laindon railway station. A plaque in her memory can be seen near the entrance.

Ticket Office[edit]

The main ticket office is located on Station Approach. It has two serving positions and is open Monday - Friday 05.15 - 22.00 and Saturday and Sunday 06.15 - 21.00.

A second, smaller, ticket office is located at the bottom of the stairs that lead to the island platform. This office is open Monday - Friday only 06.15 - 11.00 and 15.45 -19.00

Services[edit]

Laindon station is served solely by c2c trains heading inbound to Fenchurch Street railway station in central London and outbound to Shoeburyness in eastern Essex.

Monday-Friday off peak and Saturday service pattern

  • 4 trains per hour to London Fenchurch Street. On Sundays there are 2 trains per hour to London Fenchurch Street.
  • 4 trains per hour to Shoeburyness via Basildon. On Sundays there are 2 trains per hour to Shoeburyness.

Connections[edit]

During peak hours it serves as the eastern terminus of some services from Fenchurch Street. Laindon is between West Horndon railway station and Basildon railway station.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
West Horndon   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  Basildon

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Coordinates: 51°34′04″N 0°25′25″E / 51.5677°N 0.42358°E / 51.5677; 0.42358