Wickford railway station

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This article is about the railway station in England. For the commuter rail station in the United States, see Wickford Junction (MBTA station).
Wickford National Rail
Wickford
Wickford railway station's entrance
Location
Place Wickford
Local authority Basildon
Grid reference TQ745936
Operations
Station code WIC
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 4
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 2.014 million
2005/06 Decrease 1.940 million
2006/07 Decrease 1.848 million
2007/08 Increase 2.145 million
2008/09 Increase 2.148 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.995 million
2010/11 Increase 2.022 million
2011/12 Increase 2.070 million
2012/13 Increase 2.163 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wickford from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Wickford railway station is in the town of Wickford in the Basildon district of the county of Essex in the East of England. The station is currently served and managed by Greater Anglia with services to and from London Liverpool Street station, Southend Victoria and Southminster.[1]

The station was previously called Wickford Junction, when the route to Southminster also included a line to Maldon and more agricultural traffic passed through the station.

Wickford acts as the Western terminus of the Crouch Valley Line which runs to Southminster railway station

The station[edit]

The station comprises two mainline platforms (Platform 2 for Southend and 3 for London) and two branch line bay platforms (Platforms 1 and 4) at the Southend/Southminster end of the station. At the London end of the station there was once a goods yard and turntable for steam locomotives; a couple of sidings remain here for storing engineering vehicles or failed trains, but much of the railway land here is now in use as a car park for rail passengers.

The signal box that was once located at the end of platforms 3 and 4, before the bridge crossing Wickford High Street, was demolished in the early 1990s following the introduction of new signalling controlled from Liverpool Street. The upper floor of the original Great Eastern Railway station buildings on platforms 1 and 2 were destroyed by fire in the late 1990s due to human error; however the ground floor (including the ticket office, waiting room and staff accommodation) was saved and remains in use.

Services[edit]

As of May 2011 the typical off-peak service is:

References[edit]

Branch Line to Southminster by Denis L Swindale ISBN 0-9506473-8-1.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Billericay   Greater Anglia
Shenfield to Southend Line
  Rayleigh
Billericay
Peak hours only
  Greater Anglia
Crouch Valley Line
  Battlesbridge
Terminus

Coordinates: 51°36′54″N 0°31′08″E / 51.615°N 0.519°E / 51.615; 0.519