Southend Airport railway station

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Southend Airport National Rail
Southend Airport
The station building in April 2012
Location
Place Southend Airport
Local authority Rochford, Essex
Coordinates 51°34′07″N 0°42′19″E / 51.5687°N 0.7052°E / 51.5687; 0.7052Coordinates: 51°34′07″N 0°42′19″E / 51.5687°N 0.7052°E / 51.5687; 0.7052
Grid reference TQ875890
Operations
Station code SIA
Managed by Stobart Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 56,834 (station opened during year)
2012/13 Increase340,814
History
Original company Network Rail
18 July 2011 Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Southend Airport from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Southend Airport railway station is a railway station on the Shenfield to Southend line in England which opened to passengers on 18 July 2011.[1] The official opening ceremony was enacted by Minister for Transport Theresa Villiers MP on 21 September 2011.[2] It serves London Southend Airport which is operated by Stobart Air; a new terminal building adjoining the station opened in February 2012. It also serves Sutton, Essex and northern parts of Southend on Sea. The station is staffed by Stobart Rail employees.[3] It was designed by Atkins and constructed by Birse Rail.[4]

This station eliminates the need to change at Rochford or one of the Southend stations in order to access the airport by train.

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Services[edit]

As of July 2011 the typical Mon-Sat off-peak service is:

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rochford   Abellio Greater Anglia
Shenfield to Southend Line
  Prittlewell
Southend Victoria on Sundays

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London Southend Airport opens station and control tower". BBC News. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "New London Southend Airport Railway Station OfficiallyOpens". London Southend Airport. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Airport rail station to open next week". Echo Newspapers. "Stobart, not National Express, will employ the staff who man the station and meet passengers getting off the train" 
  4. ^ "Birse Rail joins forces with Stobart Rail to construct new railway station at Southend Airport". BalfourBeattyRail. Retrieved 28 July 2011. "Birse Rail is working with Stobart Rail, part of Stobart Group, to oversee the design and construction management of a new railway station at London Southend Airport." 

External links[edit]

Media related to Southend Airport railway station at Wikimedia Commons