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Stanford-le-Hope railway station

Coordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°25′23″E / 51.514°N 0.423°E / 51.514; 0.423
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National Rail
General information
LocationStanford-le-Hope, Borough of Thurrock
Grid referenceTQ682822
Managed byc2c
Other information
Station codeSFO
ClassificationDfT category D
2018/19Increase 1.130 million
2019/20Decrease 0.902 million
2020/21Decrease 0.263 million
2021/22Increase 0.529 million
2022/23Increase 0.579 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Stanford-le-Hope railway station is on a loop line of the London, Tilbury and Southend line, serving the town of Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. It is 27 miles 13 chains (43.7 km) down the line from London Fenchurch Street via Rainham and it is situated between East Tilbury and Pitsea. Its three-letter station code is SFO.

Stanford-le-Hope is on a link known as the Tilbury Loop, which joins the main line at the London end at Barking and at the country end at Pitsea. The station and all trains serving it are operated by c2c.

Nearby DP World London Gateway, while principally a deep-water port, is also a rail cargo terminus.[1][2]



The station was opened on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway in September 1854 with the name Horndon. Trains from London terminated at Stanford-le-Hope until the next section of railway to the east opened a year later.[3] The original station building and up platform were constructed to the north of the London Road level crossing. The station was rebuilt during the 1960s immediately south of London Road by British Rail. The former station site is now the car park.



As of the June 2024 timetable the typical Monday to Friday off-peak service is:[4]


  1. ^ Dunne, John (10 April 2017). "First train from UK to China set to depart from Essex". Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  2. ^ "UK's Largest Container Railfreight Depot Just One Year From Opening". Rail.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  3. ^ White, H. P. (1987). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Vol. 3: Greater London (3rd ed.). David St John Thomas.
  4. ^ "c2c Train Times" (PDF). c2c. June 2024. Retrieved 1 June 2024.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
East Tilbury   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend line
Tilbury Loop

51°30′50″N 0°25′23″E / 51.514°N 0.423°E / 51.514; 0.423