Southend East railway station

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Southend East National Rail
Southend East railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Southend-on-Sea
Local authority Southend-on-Sea
Coordinates 51°32′20″N 0°43′54″E / 51.53889°N 0.73167°E / 51.53889; 0.73167Coordinates: 51°32′20″N 0°43′54″E / 51.53889°N 0.73167°E / 51.53889; 0.73167
Grid reference TQ894857
Operations
Station code SOE
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 1.709 million
2012/13 Increase 1.768 million
2013/14 Increase 1.902 million
2014/15 Decrease 1.662 million
2015/16 Increase 1.761 million
History
Original company London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
18 July 1932 Opened as Southend East
1 May 1949 Renamed Southend-on-Sea East
20 February 1969 Renamed Southend East
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Southend East from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Southend East railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, serving the Southchurch area to the east of Southend-on-Sea, Essex. It is 36 miles 49 chains (58.9 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street via Basildon and it is situated between Southend Central to the west and Thorpe Bay to the east. Its three-letter station code is SOE.

It was opened in 1932.[1] The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.

Description[edit]

Southend East has two through platforms. Platform 1 is typically for westbound trains towards London Fenchurch Street and platform 2 is for eastbound trains towards Shoeburyness; there is one disused bay platform.

Between May 1949 and February 1969 the station was named Southend-on-Sea East.[1] In April 2006, signs were erected with the label "Southend East for Southchurch Village" to better reflect its geographical location in the Southchurch area of Southend.[2]

During 2006, a £425,000 refurbishment programme was completed at the station, providing level access to the London-bound platform, as well as new toilets, baby-changing facilities, a redecorated waiting room with CCTV, and a self-service ticket machine.[3]

The former freight depot, which handled mainly credit-card post from the nearby Access site, was demolished and replaced with housing, the relevant platforms being infilled and paved over to provide a larger 'up' platform area.[4][5]

A ticket office is located adjacent to platform 1. It was completed in 2011 replacing the previous ticket office located adjacent to platform 2. It has two serving positions and uses the TRIBUTE ticket issuing system.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ c2c. "c2c Online - Southchurch Village gets its own station". Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  3. ^ c2c (24 May 2006). "c2c Online - Refurbishment complete at Southend East station". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  4. ^ "Photograph from 1977 showing the Southend East goods yard in use.". Railway Modelling Web. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Southend-on-Sea East Station Old Railway Goods Yard Entrance 2001". Old Pic Russ - Flikr. 2001. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Southend Central   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
  Thorpe Bay