Rochford railway station

Coordinates: 51°34′55″N 0°42′07″E / 51.582°N 0.702°E / 51.582; 0.702
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The station in 2017
General information
LocationRochford, Rochford
Grid referenceTQ873904
Managed byGreater Anglia
Other information
Station codeRFD
ClassificationDfT category C2
Original companyGreat Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 October 1889Station opened[1]
2017/18Decrease 0.483 million
2018/19Increase 0.616 million
2019/20Decrease 0.598 million
2020/21Decrease 0.190 million
2021/22Increase 0.458 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Rochford railway station is on the Shenfield to Southend Line in the East of England, serving the town of Rochford, Essex. It is 38 miles 54 chains (62.24 km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Hockley and Southend Airport stations. The Engineer's Line Reference for the line is SSV; the station's three-letter station code is RFD. The platforms have an operational length for 12-coach trains.


The line from Wickford to Southend and Rochford station were opened on 1 October 1889.[2] There was formerly a signal box at the station, this was decommissioned in 1938 with the introduction of colour light signalling.[3] There was a goods yard on the west side of the station, it was closed on 5 June 1967.[2] Electrification of the Shenfield to Southend Victoria line using 1.5 kV DC overhead line electrification (OLE) was completed on 31 December 1956. This was changed to 6.25 kV AC in November 1960 and to 25 kV AC on 25 January 1979.[2]


The station is currently managed by Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it. Rochford was formerly the closest railway station to Southend Airport until the airport's own dedicated station opened in 2011.

The typical off-peak service is of three trains per hour to Southend Victoria and three to Liverpool Street (services join the Great Eastern Main Line for London at Shenfield).


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 198. 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. ^ Notice: Colour light signalling between Wickford and Southend. London and North Eastern Railway (1938). Published by Great Eastern Railways Society (2003) ISBN 1 85622 251 9

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hockley   Greater Anglia
Shenfield to Southend Line
  Southend Airport

51°34′55″N 0°42′07″E / 51.582°N 0.702°E / 51.582; 0.702