Rayleigh railway station

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Rayleigh National Rail
Rayleigh
Rayleigh railway station in 2006
Location
Place Rayleigh
Local authority Rochford
Coordinates 51°35′20″N 0°36′04″E / 51.589°N 0.601°E / 51.589; 0.601Coordinates: 51°35′20″N 0°36′04″E / 51.589°N 0.601°E / 51.589; 0.601
Grid reference TQ802910
Operations
Station code RLG
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   1.903 million
2005/06 Decrease 1.649 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.925 million
2007/08 Increase 0.930 million
2008/09 Increase 0.959 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.877 million
2010/11 Increase 0.920 million
2011/12 Increase 0.935 million
2012/13 Increase 0.979 million
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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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Rayleigh railway station serves the town of Rayleigh in Essex, England. The station, and all trains calling there, are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.

It is a small station on the line from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street. As of January 2013 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.[1]

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wickford   Abellio Greater Anglia
Shenfield to Southend Line
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