Laindon railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Basildon|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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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|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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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The station was opened in 1888 by the London Tilbury and Southend Railway as part of a new direct route from Barking to Pitsea, avoiding Tilbury. It is located 22.86 mi (36.79 km) down the line from Fenchurch Street. The station and all train services are operated by c2c.
The station has three platforms. Platform 3 is the Shoeburyness-bound platform, reached from Station Approach via the main ticket office. Platforms 1 and 2 are the two faces of an island platform, reached 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 the Up Line to the Down Line.
British actress Joan Sims, famous for her roles in the Carry On films, grew up at Laindon railway station where her father was the station master. A plaque in her memory can be seen near the entrance.
The main ticket office is located on Station Approach. It has two serving positions and is open Monday - Friday 05.15 - 22.00 and Saturday and Sunday 06.15 - 21.00.
A second, smaller, ticket office is located at the bottom of the stairs that lead to the island platform. This office is open Monday - Friday only 06.15 - 11.00 and 15.45 -19.00
Monday-Friday off peak and Saturday service pattern
- 4 trains per hour to London Fenchurch Street. On Sundays there are 2 trains per hour to London Fenchurch Street.
- 4 trains per hour to Shoeburyness via Basildon. On Sundays there are 2 trains per hour to Shoeburyness.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
|Basildon or Terminus|