Southminster railway station
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|Managed by||Abellio Greater Anglia|
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|Key dates||Opened 1 July 1889|
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Southminster railway station is on the Crouch Valley Line in the East of England, serving the town of Southminster, Essex. It is 45 miles 42 chains (73.3 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is the eastern terminus of the branch line. The preceding station to the west is Burnham-on-Crouch. Its three-letter station code is SMN.
The station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway in 1889. The line and station were passed to the London and North Eastern Railway following the Grouping of 1923. It then passed to the Eastern Region of British Railways upon nationalisation in 1948. The branch was electrified in 1986. When sectorisation was introduced, Southminster was served by Network South East until the privatisation of British Railways. A nuclear flask handling facility operated to the south of the station during the operation and decommissioning of Bradwell nuclear power station.
Today the station is managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it. The typical off-peak service is of one train every 40 minutes to Wickford, with additional services at peak times. Some peak services continue to or from Shenfield and/or London Liverpool Street via the Great Eastern Main Line. Services are typically formed of Southend-based Class 321 rolling stock, built by BREL York and first introduced in 1988.
- "Essex Family History - Bradwell Nuclear Power Station". Retrieved 15 April 2011.
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Crouch Valley Line