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West Horndon railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, serving the village of West Horndon situated on the boundary of the boroughs of Brentwood and Thurrock, Essex. It is 19 miles 15 chains (30.9 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street and is situated between Upminster and Laindon. Its three-letter station code is WHR.

West Horndon National Rail
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West Horndon railway station in 1991
Location
PlaceWest Horndon
Local authorityBorough of Brentwood
Coordinates51°34′04″N 0°20′26″E / 51.5679°N 0.3406°E / 51.5679; 0.3406Coordinates: 51°34′04″N 0°20′26″E / 51.5679°N 0.3406°E / 51.5679; 0.3406
Grid referenceTQ623880
Operations
Station codeWHR
Managed byc2c
Owned byNetwork Rail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.355 million
2014/15Increase 0.356 million
2015/16Increase 0.367 million
2016/17Increase 0.403 million
2017/18Increase 0.416 million
History
Original companyLondon, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 May 1886Opened as East Horndon
1 May 1949Renamed West Horndon
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 West Horndon from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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HistoryEdit

The station was opened in 1886 as East Horndon on a new direct route from Barking to Pitsea, and the original station structure survives.[1] It was renamed West Horndon in 1949.[2]

There were formerly three east-facing sidings to the north and east of the station, these closed in September 1964.[3][4] An east-facing sidings to the north and west of the station connected to the premises of Brown and Tawse Limited.[3][5]

Previously in the latter part of the 20th century in about 1998 the station building on the London-bound platform had been demolished. A more modern structure was erected, which provides very little shelter, unlike the original building.

During the latter part of 2008 the ticket hall, customer toilets and ticket office were refurbished. Automatic doors were provided between the street and the ticket hall, and to and from the platform.

ServicesEdit

The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.

The station's ticket office is open Monday to Saturday; due to the low patronage it is closed on Sunday and public holidays. The ticket office has one serving window and uses the TRIBUTE issuing system. The ticket hall has three automatic ticket gates.

The typical off-peak service is:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 88. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 88,245
  3. ^ a b Route training manual: London, Tilbury & Southend Lines, British Rail Eastern Region (November 1969). Published by Great Eastern Railways Society (2003) ISBN 1 8562 354 X Parameter error in {{ISBN}}: Invalid ISBN.
  4. ^ Brown, Joe (2015). London Railway Atlas. Hersham: Ian Allan. p. 32. ISBN 978 0 7110 3819 6.
  5. ^ "Brown & Tawse Limited".

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Upminster   c2c
London, Tilbury & Southend Line
  Laindon