Tilbury Town railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
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|15 June 1885||Opened as Tilbury Dock|
|December 1934||Renamed Tilbury Town|
|1992||Tilbury Riverside closed|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tilbury Town from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Tilbury Town railway station is on a loop line on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, serving the town of Tilbury, Essex. It is 21 miles 48 chains (34.8 km) down-line from London Fenchurch Street via Rainham and it is situated between Grays and East Tilbury. Its three-letter station code is TIL.
The station was opened on 15 June 1885 with the name Tilbury Dock. It was renamed Tilbury Town in December 1934. It 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. A bus link is provided for the Gravesend ferry, replacing the rail link to Tilbury Riverside which was closed in 1992.
Today, the station and all trains serving it are operated by c2c.
The typical off-peak service consists of:
In popular culture
The station plays two roles in the 2009 film Fish Tank – it appears in the film, and the star, Katie Jarvis, was recruited after a scout saw her arguing with her boyfriend at Tilbury Town station.
The station and its environs in the Victorian era are also mentioned briefly in Robert Roberts' 1895 book Diary of a Voyage to Australia, New Zealand, and Other Lands, written a mere 10 years after the station opened.
- Higgins, Charlotte (14 May 2009). "How row set in train life-changing offer for Fish Tank star". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
- Hoyle, Ben (14 May 2009). "Station row led Katie Jarvis to stardom in British film Fish Tank". The Times. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
- Ebert, Roger (3 February 2010). "Fish Tank". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
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|Terminus||Gravesend - Tilbury Ferry||Gravesend
London, Tilbury and Southend Railway