Tilbury Town railway station
|The eastbound platform and pedestrian bridge to the London-bound platform.|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|15 June 1885||Opened (Tilbury Dock)|
|December 1934||Renamed (Tilbury Town)|
|1992||Tilbury Riverside closes|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tilbury Town from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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It was opened on 15 June 1885 as part of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. The station was originally called Tilbury Dock, but was renamed to Tilbury Town in December 1934. Passenger train services are provided by c2c.
The station is on the railway linking Pitsea and Barking via Grays and Rainham known as the Tilbury Loop. A bus link is also provided here for the Gravesend Ferry, replacing the rail link to Tilbury Riverside which was closed in 1992.
Typical off-peak service consists of:
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
|Terminus||Gravesend - Tilbury Ferry||Gravesend
via Bus Link
Local Bus Routes 22A, 27, 66, 77 serve the station.
Tilbury Town railway station plays two roles in the award-winning 2009 film Fish Tank – the station appears in the film, and the star, Katie Jarvis, was recruited after a scout saw her arguing with her boyfriend at Tilbury Town railway station.
The station and it's environs in the Victorian era are also mentioned briefly in Robert Roberts 1895-6 book 'Diary of a Voyage to Australia, New Zealand, and Other Lands', written a mere ten years after the station opened.