Purfleet railway station

Coordinates: 51°28′52″N 0°14′13″E / 51.481°N 0.237°E / 51.481; 0.237
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Purfleet National Rail
Purfleet is located in Essex
Location of Purfleet in Essex
Local authorityThurrock
Managed byc2c
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codePFL
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
Fare zoneA
National Rail annual entry and exit
2017–18Decrease 0.674 million[2]
2018–19Increase 0.687 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 0.607 million[2]
2020–21Decrease 0.255 million[2]
2021–22Increase 0.445 million[2]
Key dates
Other information
External links
WGS8451°28′52″N 0°14′13″E / 51.481°N 0.237°E / 51.481; 0.237
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Purfleet railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend line serving the town of Purfleet, Essex. It is 16 miles 2 chains (25.8 km) down the line from London Fenchurch Street and it is situated between Rainham to the west and Grays to the east. Its three-letter station code is PFL.

It was opened in 1854 by the London Tilbury and Southend Railway and initially trains ran from Tilbury to Stratford where the train split for either Spitalfields or Fenchurch Street. The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c. Although outside London fare zone 6, the station became part of the Oyster card pay-as-you-go network in 2010.[3]


The typical off-peak service frequency is:

During peak times there are additional services including some connecting to other sections of the line beyond Grays.

Future Plans[edit]

As part of a development involving up to 3000 new homes, there are plans to re-site, rename and upgrade the railway station. The station will be located slightly further north. The ticket office is to be moved overhead rather than to the side of the station and lifts and a new footbridge are proposed as well as a new larger car park and future space for retail. The level crossing may also be closed as part of these plans and replaced with a road bridge. One other thing proposed is that the name of the station be renamed to Purfleet on Thames, after the town was renamed in 2020 to attract more visitors. A planning application was submit in May 2023.[4][5]


  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Request for Mayoral Decision – MD457. Title: January 2010 Fare Changes" (PDF). Greater London Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Vision for new Purfleet-on-Thames railway station moves forward". BBC News. 13 May 2023. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  5. ^ "Purfleet-on-Thames railway station set for major rebuild as plans submitted for approval". Ian Visits. 25 May 2023. Retrieved 26 May 2023.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rainham   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend line
via Rainham