East Tilbury railway station

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East Tilbury National Rail
East Tilbury railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
Place East Tilbury
Local authority Borough of Thurrock
Grid reference TQ676789
Operations
Station code ETL
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.308 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.307 million
2013/14 Increase 0.321 million
2014/15 Increase 0.342 million
2015/16 Increase 0.360 million
History
Key dates Opened 1936 (1936)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at East Tilbury from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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East Tilbury railway station is on a loop line on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, serving the village of East Tilbury, Essex. It is 25 miles 7 chains (40.4 km) down the line from London Fenchurch Street via Rainham and it is situated between Tilbury Town and Stanford-le-Hope. Its three-letter station code is ETL.

It was opened on 7 September 1936 as a halt station intended to serve workers at the nearby Bata Shoe Company, which paid for the construction of the platforms. Initially, trains only stopped in rush hour. The halt was upgraded to full station status in January 1949. Increasing patronage at East Tilbury led to the closure in 1967 of Low Street, a minor station close by.

East Tilbury is on a link known as the Tilbury Loop, which joins the main line at the London end at Barking and at the country end at Pitsea. The station and all trains serving it are operated by c2c.

It is located close to Coalhouse Fort, an artillery fort dating from the 1860s.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service consists of:

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Coordinates: 51°29′06″N 0°24′47″E / 51.485°N 0.413°E / 51.485; 0.413

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Tilbury Town   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend Line
Tilbury Loop
  Stanford-le-Hope
Disused railways
Tilbury Riverside   Network SouthEast
London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
  Low Street