Tilbury Riverside railway station

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Tilbury Riverside
Tilbury riverside railway station postcode.jpg
Location
Place Tilbury
Area Borough of Thurrock
Coordinates 51°27′07″N 0°21′53″E / 51.4519°N 0.3646°E / 51.4519; 0.3646Coordinates: 51°27′07″N 0°21′53″E / 51.4519°N 0.3646°E / 51.4519; 0.3646
Grid reference TQ643752
Operations
Original company London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Network SouthEast
Platforms 5
History
13 April 1854 Opened as Tilbury
3 August 1934 Renamed Tilbury Riverside
30 November 1992 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Tilbury Riverside railway station is a closed railway station located in the town of Tilbury in the borough and unitary authority of Thurrock in Essex, England, south of a triangular junction on the railway between Tilbury Town and East Tilbury.

A 1946 Ordnance Survey map showing the station, Tilbury Town and the triangular junction

It was opened on 13 April 1854 as part of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway,[1] providing an interchange with Tilbury Docks to take advantage of the increasing steamboat traffic in this area of the river Thames. The station was opened as Tilbury, and it became Tilbury Riverside on 3 August 1934.[1] It used to provide an interchange with the Gravesend - Tilbury Ferry.

Tilbury engine shed was sited in the triangular junction to the north of Tilbury Riverside station.

Most trains from Fenchurch Street via Tilbury Town would reverse at this station and continue to Westcliff and Benfleet, with a few to or from Fenchurch Street starting or ending here, and there were also a few services operating short to or from Upminster. However, in 1986, London trains ceased calling here and the services were shortened to operate only from Upminster to Tilbury Riverside, East Tilbury and Stanford-le-Hope.

On 30 November 1992, the station was closed.[1] For many years prior to closure, the station was served only by certain trains on the local service from Upminster via Grays, because the nearby Dartford Crossing and increased car ownership had caused a decline in its importance as a passenger ferry terminal.

The large and empty circulating area in Tilbury Riverside station 5 June 1986

The station building can now be reached by a shuttle bus service from Tilbury Town railway station.

The station building is now an indoor car park for Tilbury passenger terminal.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Tilbury Town   Network SouthEast
London Fenchurch Street-Shoeburyness
  East Tilbury or
Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 230. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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