Pitsea railway station
|Local authority||Borough of Basildon|
|Number of platforms||4|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|– Interchange||0.159 million|
|– Interchange||0.160 million|
|– Interchange||0.210 million|
|– Interchange||0.233 million|
|– Interchange||0.262 million|
|Original company||London, Tilbury and Southend Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 July 1855||Opened as Pitsea|
|1 June 1888||Re-sited|
|18 July 1932||Renamed Pitsea for Vange|
|December 1952||Renamed Pitsea|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pitsea from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK railways portal|
Pitsea railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, serving the small town of Pitsea in the borough of Basildon, Essex. It is situated at a junction where a loop via Grays re-joins the main line via Basildon. Down the main line it is 26 miles 42 chains (42.7 km) from London Fenchurch Street; via the loop it is 32 miles 37 chains (52.2 km) from Fenchurch Street. Its three-letter station code is PSE.
It was originally opened in 1855 but was replaced by a new station on an adjacent site in 1888. The station was renamed Pitsea for Vange in 1932, but reverted to the original name Pitsea in 1952.
The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.
A new station building was opened in October 2005. Derek Twigg (then rail minister) attended for the "ribbon cutting" in November 2005. The building houses customer toilets and a retail unit. The station also has four automatic ticket gates.
The ticket office has two serving positions and uses the Tribute issuing system. Outside the ticket office is a self-service ticket machine that takes payment by both cash and cards.
The typical Monday-Friday off-peak and Saturday service pattern is:
- 2 trains per hour (tph) to London Fenchurch Street via Basildon;
- 2 tph to London Fenchurch Street via Ockendon;
- 2 tph to Shoeburyness;
- 2 tph to Southend Central.
Additional services to/from London start/terminate here during peak times.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
London, Tilbury & Southend Line