Westcliff railway station

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Westcliff National Rail
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Location
Place Westcliff-on-Sea
Local authority Southend-on-Sea
Grid reference TQ867854
Operations
Station code WCF
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.971 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.950 million
2013/14 Increase 0.957 million
2014/15 Increase 1.109 million
2015/16 Increase 1.176 million
History
Original company London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 July 1895 (1895-07-01) Opened as Westcliff-on-Sea
20 February 1969 Renamed Westcliff
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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.
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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]

Westcliff station is open Monday to Friday only. 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 2008-07-19. 
  3. ^ c2c (24 May 2006). "c2c Online - Environmental work complete at Westcliff station". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 

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 Railway
  Southend Central