Southend Airport railway station

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Southend Airport National Rail
Southend Airport railway station.jpg
The station in 2012
Location
Place London Southend Airport
Local authority Rochford
Coordinates 51°34′07″N 0°42′19″E / 51.5687°N 0.7052°E / 51.5687; 0.7052Coordinates: 51°34′07″N 0°42′19″E / 51.5687°N 0.7052°E / 51.5687; 0.7052
Grid reference TQ875890
Operations
Station code SIA
Managed by Stobart Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 56,834 (station opened during year)
2012/13 Increase 340,814
2013/14 Increase 408,430
History
Original company Network Rail
18 July 2011 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Southend Airport from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Southend Airport railway station is on the Shenfield to Southend Line in the East of England, serving London Southend Airport, the village of Sutton and northern parts of Southend-on-Sea. It is 39 miles 44 chains (63.6 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Rochford and Prittlewell. The station is managed by Stobart Rail (Stobart Aviation runs the airport) but the trains are operated by Abellio Greater Anglia.[1] Its three-letter station code is SIA.

The station was opened by the Transport Minister Theresa Villiers in 2011; it was designed by Atkins and constructed by Birse Rail.[2] A new terminal building adjoining the station opened in 2012. Passengers requiring the airport previously had to alight at Rochford and then take road transport.[3][4]

Services[edit]

The typical Monday-Saturday off-peak service is:

The typical Sunday off-peak service is:

  • 2 tph to London Liverpool Street, calling at all stations to Romford then Stratford and Liverpool Street.
  • 2 tph to Southend Victoria non-stop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airport rail station to open next week". Echo Newspapers. Stobart, not National Express, will employ the staff who man the station and meet passengers getting off the train 
  2. ^ "Birse Rail joins forces with Stobart Rail to construct new railway station at Southend Airport". BalfourBeattyRail. Retrieved 28 July 2011. Birse Rail is working with Stobart Rail, part of Stobart Group, to oversee the design and construction management of a new railway station at London Southend Airport. 
  3. ^ "New London Southend Airport Railway Station OfficiallyOpens" (PDF). London Southend Airport. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "London Southend Airport opens station and control tower". BBC News. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Southend Airport railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rochford   Abellio Greater Anglia
Shenfield to Southend Line
  Prittlewell