Laindon railway station

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Laindon National Rail
Laindon station geograph-3739402-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location
Place Laindon
Local authority Borough of Basildon
Grid reference TQ680882
Operations
Station code LAI
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 3
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  1.456 million
2005/06 Increase 1.459 million
2006/07 Increase 1.629 million
2007/08 Increase 1.764 million
2008/09 Increase 1.798 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.746 million
2010/11 Increase 1.818 million
2011/12 Increase 1.887 million
2012/13 Increase 1.899 million
2013/14 Increase 1.946 million
History
Key dates Opened 1888 (1888)
Original company London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
National RailUK railway stations
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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.

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-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.

It was opened in 1888 on a new direct route from Barking to Pitsea.[1] The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.

Description[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

Laindon is served by c2c trains westbound to Fenchurch Street in the City of London and eastbound to Shoeburyness in eastern Essex.

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.

Trivia[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 88. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°34′04″N 0°25′25″E / 51.5677°N 0.42358°E / 51.5677; 0.42358

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
West Horndon   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  Basildon