Rayleigh railway station
|Rayleigh railway station in 2006|
|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rayleigh from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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It is a small station on the line from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street. As of January 2013[update] it has a ticket office and no barriers. When the ticket office is closed, access to the platform is available through a gate to the left of the building.
The off-peak service is three trains per hour to London Liverpool Street and three trains per hour to Southend Victoria.
Immediately outside the station is the taxi rank and a car park. There are two bus stops, one on the main road, and one along a small slip road, where buses can wait. There is also a newsagent's shop called "Martin The Newsagent" to the right of the station entrance. Rayleigh town centre is a short, steep walk uphill.
On 25 May 2007, the station was the scene of an armed robbery as a cash machine was being unloaded. A local commuter described as 'heroic' was shot in the chest while attempting to help the staff, but fully recovered in hospital.
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