Shoeburyness railway station

Shoeburyness railway station is the eastern terminus of the London, Tilbury and Southend Line (Engineer's Line Reference FSS),[1] serving the town of Shoeburyness, Essex. It is 39 miles 40 chains (63.57 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street via Basildon; the preceding station is Thorpe Bay. Its three-letter station code is SRY.

Shoeburyness
National Rail
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LocationShoeburyness, Borough of Southend-on-Sea
England
Grid referenceTQ939850
Managed byc2c
Platforms3
Other information
Station codeSRY
ClassificationDfT category E
History
Opened1884
Passengers
2016/17Increase 0.746 million
2017/18Increase 0.747 million
2018/19Increase 0.751 million
2019/20Decrease 0.700 million
2020/21Decrease 0.251 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

The line and station were opened in 1884 when the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway expanded east from Southend. The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.

DescriptionEdit

Shoeburyness is arranged in a through-station layout despite being a terminus. It was opened on 1 February 1884 by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. As a result of this layout, the station has step-free access from the town's high street to all of its platforms. Platforms 1 and 2 have an operational length for thirteen-coach trains and Platform 3 an operational length for nine-coach trains.[2] A connection exists to the Ministry of Defence site nearby at Pig's Bay, to the east over a level crossing on the high street, and extensive carriage sidings exist to the west comprising 31 sidings.[2]

The ticket office is equipped with the Tribute ticket issuing system. The station has sheltered bicycle storage, a taxicab rank, and a car park.[3]

The station was renovated in January 2013 to improve customer safety, security and facilities for the c2c customers.[4]

When London Underground's District line operated a seasonal non-stop excursion train service between 1910 and 1939 through to the Southend area, Shoeburyness was the terminus.[5]

ServicesEdit

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

On weekends there are some services that run to/from Liverpool Street station via Stratford and some that run via Tilbury Town railway station.

All services are operated by c2c who use British Rail Class 357 and British Rail Class 387 trains.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Engineer's Line Reference".
  2. ^ a b Brailsford, Martyn (2016). Railway Track Diagrams Book 2: Eastern. Frome: Trackmaps. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-9549866-8-1.
  3. ^ c2c. "c2c Online - Shoeburyness station". Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2008.
  4. ^ Echo (10 January 2013). "Shoebury station re-opens after £700k revamp". Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  5. ^ "CULG - District Line".

External linksEdit

  Media related to Shoeburyness railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Thorpe Bay   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend line
  Terminus
  Historical services  
Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
District lineTerminus

Coordinates: 51°31′52″N 0°47′42″E / 51.531°N 0.795°E / 51.531; 0.795