Westcliff railway station

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Westcliff National Rail
Westcliff Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 512718.jpg
Location
PlaceWestcliff-on-Sea
Local authoritySouthend-on-Sea
Grid referenceTQ867854
Operations
Station codeWCF
Managed byc2c
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.957 million
2014/15Increase 1.109 million
2015/16Increase 1.176 million
2016/17Increase 1.260 million
2017/18Increase 1.299 million
History
Original companyLondon, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 July 1895 (1895-07-01)Opened as Westcliff-on-Sea
20 February 1969Renamed Westcliff
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 Westcliff from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Westcliff railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, serving the locality of Westcliff-on-Sea in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. It is 34 miles 66 chains (56.0 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street via Basildon and it is situated between Chalkwell to the west and Southend Central to the east. Its three-letter station code is WCF.

It was opened in 1895.[1] The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.

Description[edit]

The main ticket office is located on the London-bound side of the station, leading to platform 1. It has two serving positions and uses the Tribute ticket issuing system. Outside the main ticket office is a self-service ticket machine. A second, smaller ticket office is on the country-bound platform 2, but is not currently in use.

Facilities at the station include a bicycle rack, a taxicab stand, and a car park with 50 spaces and three disabled spaces.[2] It was extensively improved between 2004 and 2006 in a £500,000 refurbishment project by a partnership between c2c and Southend Borough Council in order to attract more people to travel by rail.[3]

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner (2007). Essex. The Buildings of England. Yale University Press. p. 712.
  2. ^ c2c. "c2c Online - Westcliff station". Retrieved 19 July 2008.
  3. ^ c2c (24 May 2006). "c2c Online - Environmental work complete at Westcliff station". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2008.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°32′13″N 0°41′28″E / 51.537°N 0.691°E / 51.537; 0.691

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chalkwell   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend Line
  Southend Central