Billericay railway station

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Billericay National Rail
Billericay railway station, Essex - geograph-3424593-by-Nigel-Thompson.jpg
Location
Place Billericay
Local authority Basildon
Grid reference TQ674949
Operations
Station code BIC
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 2.807 million
2012/13 Increase 2.942 million
2013/14 Increase 3.017 million
2014/15 Increase 3.107 million
2015/16 Decrease 3.104 million
History
Key dates Opened 1 January 1889 (1889-01-01) (1 January 1889 (1889-01-01))
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Billericay from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Billericay station in 1961

Billericay railway station is on the Shenfield to Southend Line in the east of England, serving the town of Billericay in the Basildon district of the county of Essex. The vast majority of services on the Shenfield to Southend Line connect to the Great Eastern Main Line, linking Southend Victoria station in Southend-on-Sea to Liverpool Street station in London.

Billericay station is located in close proximity to the town's centre and industrial areas, sunk into a cutting in which the railway line is situated. It is 24 miles 28 chains (39.2 km) down-line from Liverpool Street and is situated between Shenfield and Wickford. The station and trains serving it are currently operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.

History[edit]

Billericay station opened to passenger services on 1 January 1889. The line through the station was electrified by British Railways in the 1950s.[1]

As part of the National Station Improvements scheme, the station underwent improvement works costing around £1.7 million, which were completed in January 2012. These changes have completely altered the aspect of the station from the road side. A less changed "twin" of Billericay station is Buckhurst Hill tube station, another Great Eastern Railway Essex station, built 1892. [2][3][4]

Services[edit]

The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. The typical off-peak service is three trains per hour between Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria. During peak hours additional trains also run between Liverpool Street/Shenfield and Southminster along the Crouch Valley Line.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Shenfield   Abellio Greater Anglia
Shenfield to Southend Line
  Wickford

Coordinates: 51°37′44″N 0°25′08″E / 51.629°N 0.419°E / 51.629; 0.419