Pitsea railway station

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Pitsea National Rail
Pitsea railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
PlacePitsea
Local authorityBorough of Basildon
Coordinates51°33′36″N 0°30′22″E / 51.560°N 0.506°E / 51.560; 0.506Coordinates: 51°33′36″N 0°30′22″E / 51.560°N 0.506°E / 51.560; 0.506
Grid referenceTQ738875
Operations
Station codePSE
Managed byc2c
Number of platforms4
DfT categoryC2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 1.114 million
– Interchange Steady 0.159 million
2014/15Decrease 1.110 million
– Interchange  Increase 0.160 million
2015/16Increase 1.151 million
– Interchange Increase 0.210 million
2016/17Increase 1.231 million
– Interchange Increase 0.233 million
2017/18Increase 1.271 million
– Interchange Increase 0.262 million
History
Original companyLondon, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 July 1855Opened as Pitsea
1 June 1888Re-sited
18 July 1932Renamed Pitsea for Vange
December 1952Renamed Pitsea
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
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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[1][2] but was replaced by a new station on an adjacent site in 1888.[2] The station was renamed Pitsea for Vange in 1932, but reverted to the original name Pitsea in 1952.[2]

The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.

Description[edit]

The station is immediately south of the A13 road, adjacent to a level crossing which gives the main road access to the marshes area south of Pitsea and Basildon.

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.

Services[edit]

The typical Monday-Friday off-peak and Saturday service pattern is:

Additional services to/from London start/terminate here during peak times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner (2007). Essex. The Buildings of England. Yale University Press. p. 122.
  2. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 186. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

External links[edit]

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