Ockendon railway station

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Ockendon National Rail
Ockendon station building.JPG
Station building
Ockendon is located in Essex
Ockendon
Ockendon
Location of Ockendon in Essex
Location South Ockendon
Local authority Thurrock
Managed by c2c
Owner Network Rail
Station code OCK
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone G
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.481 million[1]
2005–06 Increase 0.493 million[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.555 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.618 million[1]
2008–09 Decrease 0.599 million[1]
2009–10 Decrease 0.562 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 0.587 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 0.637 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 0.678 million[1]
Key dates
1892 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°31′12″N 0°17′24″E / 51.52°N 0.290°E / 51.52; 0.290

Ockendon station is a railway station located in South Ockendon in the borough of Thurrock, England. The station is located between Upminster and Chafford Hundred and is 18 miles (29 km) down the line from its London terminus at Fenchurch Street. The station is located on a passing loop of a single track branch from Upminster to Grays. The station was opened on 1 July 1892 by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. All passenger train services are provided by c2c, which also manages the station. Although the station is outside London fare zones 1 to 6, it became part of the Oyster card pay-as-you-go rail network in January 2010.[2] Ticket barriers are in operation.

History[edit]

The single track line through the area was opened in 1892 by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway as part of a branch from Romford to Grays via Upminster. By the late 20th century service on the line had been reduced to a relatively infrequent shuttle between Upminster and Grays. Service levels increased following the opening of a new station on the branch at Chafford Hundred and the shuttle train service was eventually extended beyond Upminster to Fenchurch Street and beyond Grays to Southend Central.

Services[edit]

The station has two platforms, with most trains calling at the southbound platform. The northbound platform is only used when trains are required to pass at the station. The typical off-peak service frequency is two trains per hour to Fenchurch Street and two to Southend Central.

Connections[edit]

Local bus routes 23 and 269 and London Buses route 347 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Request for Mayoral Decision – MD457. Title: January 2010 Fare Changes". Greater London Authority. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Upminster   c2c
Upminster to Grays line
  Chafford Hundred