Southend East railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Southend on Sea|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|18 July 1932||Opened as Southend East|
|1 May 1949||Renamed Southend-on-Sea East|
|20 February 1969||Renamed Southend East|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Southend East from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Southend East is a railway station in Southend-on-Sea, England, on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway which was opened on 18 July 1932. It has two through platforms, Platform 1 for trains to London Fenchurch Street and Platform 2 for trains to Shoeburyness railway station, and one disused bay platform. Train services are provided by the National Express Group train operating company c2c.
Between 1 May 1949 and 20 February 1969 the station was named Southend-on-Sea East. In April 2006, signs were erected which say "Southend East for Southchurch Village" to better reflect its geographical location in the Southchurch area which it serves.
On 24 May 2006, a £425,000 refurbishment programme was completed at the station, providing level access to the London-bound platform, as well as new toilets, baby changing facilities, a redecorated waiting room with CCTV, and a self-service ticket machine.
A new ticket office has been constructed adjacent to Platform 1 as part of a major investment programme in the station. It was completed in the summer of 2011 replacing the previous ticket office located adjacent to Platform 2 for trains to Shoeburyness. It has one serving position and uses the TRIBUTE ticket issuing system. Stage two of the refurbishment programme will involve installing new automated ticket gates in Spring 2013.
The typical off-peak service frequency is:
- 4tph (trains per hour) to London Fenchurch Street of which:
- 2tph do not stop at Pitsea, West Horndon or Limehouse
- 2tph call at all stations via Basildon
- 4tph to Shoeburyness
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- c2c. "c2c Online - Southchurch Village gets its own station". Retrieved 2008-07-19.[dead link]
- c2c (May 24, 2006). "c2c Online - Refurbishment complete at Southend East station". Retrieved 2008-07-19.[dead link]