Chafford Hundred Lakeside railway station

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Chafford Hundred Lakeside National Rail
Chafford Hundred stn main entrance.JPG
Chafford Hundred Lakeside railway station in 2010, prior to the name change
Chafford Hundred Lakeside is located in Essex
Chafford Hundred Lakeside
Chafford Hundred Lakeside
Location of Chafford Hundred Lakeside in Essex
Location Chafford Hundred
Local authority Borough of Thurrock
Grid reference TQ589787
Managed by c2c
Owner Network Rail
Station code CFH
DfT category E
Number of platforms 1
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone G
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Decrease 2.083 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 2.086 million[2]
2013–14 Decrease 2.084 million[2]
2014–15 Increase 2.274 million[2]
2015–16 Increase 2.534 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company British Rail
Key dates
1993 Opened as Chafford Hundred
January 2013 Renamed Chafford Hundred Lakeside
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°29′09″N 0°17′15″E / 51.4859°N 0.2876°E / 51.4859; 0.2876Coordinates: 51°29′09″N 0°17′15″E / 51.4859°N 0.2876°E / 51.4859; 0.2876
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Chafford Hundred Lakeside railway station is located on a single-track branch line of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, serving the town of Chafford Hundred as well as Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex. It is 20 miles 77 chains (33.7 km) down-line from London Fenchurch Street via Upminster; it is situated between Ockendon and Grays. Its three-letter station code is CFH.

The station has a single platform and was opened in 1993 by British Rail with the name Chafford Hundred. Today, all passenger train services are operated by c2c, which also manages the station. Although outside the London fare zones 1 to 6, the station became part of the Oyster card pay-as-you-go network in 2010.[3]

History[edit]

A footbridge links the station to the shopping centre

The single-track line through the area was opened in 1893 by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LTSR) as part of a branch from Romford to Grays via Upminster. By the late 20th century service on the line had been reduced to a relatively infrequent shuttle between Upminster and Grays, calling at the only intermediate station at Ockendon.

Following the opening of Lakeside Shopping Centre in 1990 a new single-platform station was opened in 1993 by British Rail. Initially a free shuttle bus connected the station to the shopping centre, with a direct pedestrian bridge link replacing the bus in 2000. The shuttle train service was eventually extended beyond Upminster to Fenchurch Street in London and beyond Grays to Southend Central in Southend-on-Sea, with service frequency increased to two trains an hour in each direction.

Usage is moderate for a suburban station and increasing; to expand capacity the buildings were rebuilt in 2006. In 2013 the "Lakeside" suffix was added to the name to not only reflect its location in the town of Chafford Hundred but also its proximity to the shopping centre.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

Connections[edit]

Local buses 33 and X80 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Request for Mayoral Decision – MD457. Title: January 2010 Fare Changes" (PDF). Greater London Authority. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ockendon   c2c
Tilbury loop
  Grays