Ockendon railway station

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Ockendon National Rail
Ockendon station building.JPG
Ockendon railway station in 2010
Ockendon is located in Essex
Ockendon
Ockendon
Location of Ockendon in Essex
LocationSouth Ockendon
Local authorityThurrock
Managed byc2c
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeOCK
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zoneA
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.692 million[1]
2014–15Increase 0.753 million[1]
2015–16Increase 0.851 million[1]
2016–17Increase 0.990 million[1]
2017–18Increase 1.055 million[1]
Key dates
1 July 1892Opened
Other information
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WGS8451°31′12″N 0°17′24″E / 51.52°N 0.290°E / 51.52; 0.290Coordinates: 51°31′12″N 0°17′24″E / 51.52°N 0.290°E / 51.52; 0.290
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Ockendon railway station is located on a passing loop on a single-track branch line of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, serving the town of South Ockendon, Essex. It is 18 miles 44 chains (29.9 km) down the line from London Fenchurch Street via Upminster; the following station on the branch is Chafford Hundred Lakeside. Its three-letter station code is OCK.

The station was opened in 1892 by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LTSR). Today, all passenger train services are operated by c2c, which also manages the station. Although the station is outside the London fare zones 1 to 6, it became part of the Oyster card pay-as-you-go network in 2010.[2]

History[edit]

The single-track line through the area was opened in 1892 by the LTSR as part of a branch from Romford to Grays via Upminster. By the late 20th century, service on the line had been reduced to a relatively infrequent shuttle between Upminster and Grays. However, service levels increased following the opening of a new station on the branch at Chafford Hundred and the shuttle train service was eventually extended beyond Upminster to Fenchurch Street in London and beyond Grays to Southend Central in Southend-on-Sea.

Services[edit]

The station has two platforms. The typical off-peak service pattern is two trains per hour westbound to London Fenchurch Street and two eastbound to Southend Central.

Connections[edit]

Local buses 11, 12, 269 and London Buses route 347 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ "Request for Mayoral Decision – MD457. Title: January 2010 Fare Changes" (PDF). Greater London Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 January 2010.

External links[edit]

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