Ockendon railway station
Ockendon railway station in 2010
Location of Ockendon in Essex
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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-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.
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.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- "Request for Mayoral Decision – MD457. Title: January 2010 Fare Changes" (PDF). Greater London Authority.
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