Leigh-on-Sea railway station
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Leigh-on-Sea railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, serving the town of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. It is 32 miles 43 chains (52.4 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street via Basildon and it is situated between Benfleet to the west and Chalkwell to the east. Its three-letter station code is LES.
It was originally opened in 1856 but was rebuilt on a new site in 1934. The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.
The original station was built in Leigh Old Town and opened in 1856, but a larger three-platform station some distance to the west was opened on 4 January 1934 to replace the first structure. The original building was then used by a local Sea Scout troop until the northern platform buildings were demolished to allow the widening of the adjacent road. The other platform and station building still exist and are currently used by Leigh Sailing Club.
The typical off-peak service frequency is:
- 6 tph (trains per hour) westbound towards London Fenchurch Street, of which:
- 6 tph eastbound towards Shoeburyness, of which:
- 2 tph terminate at Southend Central
- 4 tph continue to Shoeburyness
During peak hours there are additional trains to and from Fenchurch Street.
- Media related to Leigh-on-Sea railway station at Wikimedia Commons
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