West Horndon railway station

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West Horndon National Rail
West Horndon
Location
Place West Horndon
Local authority Brentwood
Coordinates 51°34′04″N 0°20′26″E / 51.5679°N 0.3406°E / 51.5679; 0.3406Coordinates: 51°34′04″N 0°20′26″E / 51.5679°N 0.3406°E / 51.5679; 0.3406
Grid reference TQ623880
Operations
Station code WHR
Managed by c2c
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.317 million
2005/06 Increase 0.338 million
2006/07 Increase 0.343 million
2007/08 Increase 0.349 million
2008/09 Increase 0.354 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.336 million
2010/11 Increase 0.338 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.330 million
2012/13 Increase 0.350 million
History
Original company London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 May 1886 Opened as East Horndon
1 May 1949 Renamed West Horndon
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at West Horndon from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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West Horndon station is a railway station located in West Horndon, England on the boundary between the boroughs of Brentwood and Thurrock, with the railway line forming a continuation of the boundary.

The station was opened on 1 May 1886 as East Horndon by the London Tilbury and Southend Railway,[1] as part of a new direct route from Barking to Pitsea, avoiding Tilbury. It is located 19 miles (30.6 km) down line from Fenchurch Street. The name of the station was changed to West Horndon on 1 May 1949.[2] The station consists of two platforms connected by a footbridge. The original station structures remain and the station is of similar layout and design to Ockendon.

The station is managed by c2c, who also operate all train services. The station has low usage compared with other stations on the line and therefore half of the off-peak trains passing here run without stopping.

Ticket office[edit]

The ticket office is open Monday - Friday 06.15 - 20.30 and Saturday 08.15 - 17.30. Due to low usage it is closed on Sunday and Bank Holidays. The ticket office has one serving window and uses the TRIBUTE issuing system.

The Ticket Hall has three Automatic Ticket Gates.

Refurbishment[edit]

During the latter part of 2008 the ticket hall, customer toilets and ticket office were refurbished. Automatic doors were provided between the street and the ticket hall, and to and from the platform.

Previously in the latter part of the 20th century in about 1998 the station building on the London bound platform had been demolished. A more modern structure was erected, which provides very little shelter, unlike the original building.

Connections[edit]

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

  • 2 trains per hour to London Fenchurch Street. On Sundays there are 2 trains per hour to London Fenchurch Street.
  • 2 trains per hour to Shoeburyness via Basildon. On Sundays there are 2 trains per hour to Shoeburyness via Basildon.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Upminster   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  Laindon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 88. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 88,245

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