Southend East railway station

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Southend East National Rail
Southend East
Location
Place Southend-on-Sea
Local authority Southend-on-Sea
Coordinates 51°32′20″N 0°43′54″E / 51.5389°N 0.7317°E / 51.5389; 0.7317Coordinates: 51°32′20″N 0°43′54″E / 51.5389°N 0.7317°E / 51.5389; 0.7317
Grid reference TQ894857
Operations
Station code SOE
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.769 million
2005/06 Increase 0.797 million
2006/07 Increase 1.318 million
2007/08 Increase 1.459 million
2008/09 Increase 1.617 million
2009/10 Increase 1.709 million
2010/11 Increase 1.875 million
2011/12 Decrease 1.709 million
2012/13 Increase 1.768 million
History
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
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* 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.
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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.[1] 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Ticket office[edit]

A brand 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.

Services[edit]

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 National Rail Following station
Southend Central   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  Thorpe Bay

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ c2c. "c2c Online - Southchurch Village gets its own station". Retrieved 2008-07-19. [dead link]
  3. ^ c2c (May 24, 2006). "c2c Online - Refurbishment complete at Southend East station". Retrieved 2008-07-19. [dead link]

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