Prittlewell railway station

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Prittlewell National Rail
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Location
Place Prittlewell
Local authority Southend-on-Sea
Grid reference TQ880870
Operations
Station code PRL
Managed by Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 0.161 million
2013/14 Increase 0.164 million
2014/15 Increase 0.201 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.196 million
2016/17 Increase 0.210 million
History
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
1 October 1889 Station opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Prittlewell from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Prittlewell railway station is on the Shenfield to Southend Line in the East of England, serving the residential district of Prittlewell in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. It is 40 miles 67 chains (65.72 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Southend Airport and Southend Victoria stations. The Engineer's Line Reference for the line is SSV; the station's three-letter station code is PRL. The platforms have an operational length for 12-coach trains.

History[edit]

The line from Wickford to Southend including Prittlewell station was opened on 1 October 1889.[2] There was a goods yard handling mainly domestic coal to the north-west of Prittlewell station; the yard closed on 5 June 1967.[2] Electrification of the Shenfield to Southend Victoria line using 1.5kV DC overhead line electrification (OLE) was completed on 31 December 1956. This was changed to 6.25kV AC in November 1960 and to 25kV AC on 25 January 1979.[2]

Prittlewell itself was the original settlement here, until Southend expanded and engulfed it.

Services[edit]

The station is close to Prittlewell Priory and to Southend United's football stadium, Roots Hall.[3] It is currently managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it.

Prittlewell is the preceding station to Southend Victoria, the eastern terminus of the line; the typical off-peak service to Southend Victoria is three trains per hour. In the London-bound direction, trains call at all stations along the line to its western terminus of Shenfield, where they join the Great Eastern Main Line to run non-stop to Stratford and Liverpool Street. The typical off-peak service towards London is also three trains per hour (one of which calls additionally at Romford).

The station is closed on Sundays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 192. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ a b c Mitchell, Vic (2010). Branch Lines to Southend and Southminster. Midhurst Sussex: Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-906008-76-5. 
  3. ^ http://www.southendunited.co.uk/club/visit-us/

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Southend Airport   Greater Anglia
Shenfield to Southend Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Southend Victoria

Coordinates: 51°33′04″N 0°42′40″E / 51.551°N 0.711°E / 51.551; 0.711