Laindon railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Basildon|
|Number of platforms||3|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1888|
|Original company||London, Tilbury and Southend Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Laindon from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Laindon railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, serving the Laindon area of the borough of Basildon, Essex. It is 22 miles 69 chains (36.8 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street and is situated between West Horndon to the west and Basildon to the east. Its three-letter station code is LAI.
The main ticket office is located on Station Approach. It has two serving positions. A second smaller ticket office is located at the bottom of the stairs that lead to two of the platforms, though this is open only on weekdays.
The station has three platforms. Platforms 1 and 2 are the two faces of an island platform, accessed via a footbridge from outside the main ticket office. Platform 1 is the London-bound platform and platform 2 is a reversing platform which can be used to divert trains from one line to the other. Platform 3 is the Shoeburyness-bound platform, reached from Station Approach via the main ticket office.
The typical Monday-Friday off-peak and Saturday service pattern is:
- 4 trains per hour to London Fenchurch Street;
- 4 trains per hour to Shoeburyness via Basildon.
British actress Joan Sims (1930–2001), famous for her roles in the Carry On films, grew up in the station house at Laindon railway station where her father was the station master. A plaque in her memory can be seen near the entrance.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London, Tilbury & Southend Line