Wickford railway station
|Wickford railway station's entrance|
|Managed by||Greater Anglia|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
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.
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.
As of May 2011[update] the typical off-peak service is:
- 3 tph (trains per hour) to London Liverpool Street - All stations to Shenfield, then Stratford and Liverpool Street. One train an hour additionally calls at Romford.
- 3 tph to Southend Victoria - All stations.
- 1 train every 40 minutes to Southminster.
Branch Line to Southminster by Denis L Swindale ISBN 0-9506473-8-1.
- Train times and station information for Wickford railway station from National Rail
- History of the Crouch Valley Line
- Local information about Crouch Valley Line
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Shenfield to Southend Line
Peak hours only
Crouch Valley Line