Southminster railway station

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Southminster National Rail
Southminster
Location
Place Southminster
Local authority Maldon
Coordinates 51°39′36″N 0°50′02″E / 51.66006°N 0.83386°E / 51.66006; 0.83386Coordinates: 51°39′36″N 0°50′02″E / 51.66006°N 0.83386°E / 51.66006; 0.83386
Grid reference TQ961995
Operations
Station code SMN
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.136 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.135 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.134 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.126 million
2008/09 Increase 0.129 million
2009/10 Steady 0.129 million
2010/11 Increase 0.142 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.132 million
2012/13 Increase 0.134 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Southminster from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Southminster railway station serves the small town of Southminster in Essex, England. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. It is the eastern terminus of the Crouch Valley Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway on 1 July 1889.

The branch was electrified in 1986.

Rolling stock since electrification[edit]

Rolling stock used since electrification has been a mixture of 302 and 305 slam door stock, and 315s and 321s with sliding doors.

Nowadays, the most common stock used are the Southend based class 321 EMUs, built by BREL at York, and first introduced in 1988.

Services[edit]

As of May 2011 the typical off-peak service is one train every 40 minutes to Wickford.[1]

During peak times, train services will run all the way to London Liverpool Street.

Freight[edit]

Southminster nuclear flask transhipment facility, 2002

A nuclear flask handling facility operated south of the station during the operation and decommissioning of Bradwell nuclear power station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ May 2011 timetable National Express
  2. ^ "Essex Family History - Bradwell Nuclear Power Station". Retrieved 15 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Burnham-on-Crouch   Abellio Greater Anglia
Crouch Valley Line
  Terminus