Leigh-on-Sea railway station

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Leigh-on-Sea National Rail
Leigh-on-Sea
Location
Place Leigh-on-Sea
Local authority Southend-on-Sea
Grid reference TQ831857
Operations
Station code LES
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  1.527 million
2005/06 Increase 1.597 million
2006/07 Increase 1.678 million
2007/08 Increase 1.791 million
2008/09 Decrease 1.783 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.776 million
2010/11 Increase 1.857 million
2011/12 Increase 1.968 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.914 million
History
Key dates Opened 1856 (1856)
4 January 1934 new station on different site
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
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The old railway station, now used by Leigh Sailing Club
Entrance to the new railway station

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.

History[edit]

The original station was built in Leigh Old Town, but a newer, larger, three platform station was opened on 4 January 1934[1] 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.[2]

When the London Underground's District line operated a non-stop excursion train service through to the Southend area, Leigh-on-Sea was the first station to be called at after Barking.[3]

Ticket office[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

During peak hours a a few trains to and from Fenchurch Street via Basildon or Chafford Hundred terminate here.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Benfleet   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  Chalkwell

Facilities[edit]

Leigh-on-Sea station has the following on-site facilities:

  • Seating facilities (ticket office & platforms)
  • Toilets
  • Payphone
  • Shop
  • Car park (496 spaces)
  • Ticket Barriers
  • Direct bus links to Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Hadleigh and Benfleet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway Magazine" December 1956
  2. ^ History of 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scouts
  3. ^ CULG - District Line

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°32′28″N 0°38′24″E / 51.541°N 0.640°E / 51.541; 0.640