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Grays railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line serving the town of Grays, Essex. It is 19 miles 70 chains (32.0 km) down the line from London Fenchurch Street via Rainham and is located at the junction where a branch line from Upminster via Ockendon re-joins the route from Rainham. Its three-letter station code is GRY.

Grays National Rail
Grays station main building.JPG
Main building, London-bound side
Grays is located in Essex
Grays
Grays
Location of Grays in Essex
LocationGrays
Local authorityThurrock
Managed byc2c
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeGRY
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms3
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zoneA
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 3.224 million[2]
2014–15Increase 3.471 million[2]
2015–16Increase 3.819 million[2]
2016–17Increase 3.985 million[2]
2017–18Increase 4.053 million[2]
Key dates
1854 (1854)Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°28′34″N 0°19′19″E / 51.476°N 0.322°E / 51.476; 0.322Coordinates: 51°28′34″N 0°19′19″E / 51.476°N 0.322°E / 51.476; 0.322
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It was opened in 1854. The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c. Although outside the London fare zones, the station became part of the Oyster card pay-as-you-go network in 2010.[3]

HistoryEdit

It was opened in 1854 on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. Until the early 1900s the station was known as Grays Thurrock.

In 2005 the station environment was refurbished, in particular the subway linking the platforms, and the surrounding highway infrastructure. In January 2006 the footbridge linking Grays High Street at either side of the railway was declared unsafe and closed due to structural problems with the supports and bracing, which had to be temporarily supported with scaffolding underneath the stair flights. A hoarding was subsequently erected on this scaffolding. The footbridge reopened in May 2006. Works to replace the stair flights have been completed. Although located at the end of the platforms, there is no station access at this point.

During 2008 and 2009 the four-carriage bay platform was extended to hold eight-coach trains. From 2011 to 2012 the through platforms were extended to receive 12-coach trains.[4]

ServicesEdit

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

ConnectionsEdit

Local bus routes Z1, 22, 22A, 25, 33, 44, 66, 73, 73A, 83, 88, 100, 100X, 200, 200X, 201, 265, 268, 269, and 374 all serve the station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "London and South East" (PDF). National Rail. September 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "Request for Mayoral Decision – MD457. Title: January 2010 Fare Changes" (PDF). Greater London Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 January 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "New Timetable Changes Postponement". c2c. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Chafford Hundred Lakeside   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend Line
via Ockendon
  Tilbury Town
Purfleet   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend Line
via Rainham