Leigh-on-Sea railway station
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1856|
|4 January 1934||new station on different site|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Leigh-on-Sea from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Leigh-on-Sea railway station is a station on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, in the town of Leigh-on-Sea near Southend, England. This station serves as a park and ride facility. The station is run and served solely by c2c.
The original station was built in Leigh Old Town, but a newer, larger, three platform station was opened on 4 January 1934 to replace it some distance to the west. The original station building was then used by a local Sea Scout troop, until the northern platform buildings were demolished for the widening of the adjacent road. The other platform and station building still exist and are used by Leigh Sailing Club.
The ticket office is open Monday - Friday 05.15 - 22.00, Saturday 06.15 - 20.00 and Sunday 06.45 - 19.30. It has two serving windows and uses the TRIBUTE issuing system.
The ticket hall also houses a Scheidt & Bachmann Self Service Ticket Machine and a Shere FASTticket self-service machine.
The typical off-peak service frequency is:
- 6tph (trains per hour) to London 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
- 4tph to Shoeburyness
- 2tph to Southend Central
During peak hours a there are trains to and from Fenchurch Street via Basildon or Chafford Hundred or Rainham that start/terminate here.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
|Chalkwell or Terminus|
Leigh-on-Sea station has the following on-site facilities:
- Seating facilities (ticket office & platforms)
- Car park (496 spaces)
- Ticket Barriers
- Direct bus links to Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Hadleigh and Benfleet
- Media related to Leigh-on-Sea railway station at Wikimedia Commons