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Comfortably nestled into the village of Althorne, Althorne Railway Station provides connections across Essex for denizens of the area and passers-by alike. Located roughly a mile from the village centre, Althorne station sits on Greater Anglia's Crouch Valley Line between Wickford in the west and Southminster in the east. The line is single-track. One train from Althorne serves each direction every 40 minutes, with additional services at peak times. Some trains to Althorne continue to London Liverpool Street via the Great Eastern Main Line. Passengers for the Shenfield to Southend line can change at Wickford.

Althorne Railway Station was first opened in 1889, a small station with one platform and a nearby goods yard. There are no A-roads to Althorne, increasing demand for Althorne trains. Today, there is a station carpark available for passenger use, although present facilities do not include ticket machines or smartcard readers and tickets must be purchased onboard as a result. Customer service is available through the station help number from 08:00-20:00, Monday through Saturdays; on Sundays, help is available 10:00-20:00. Step-free access to the platform is available, and Bridgemarsh Marina, just off the River Crouch, is only short walk away. 

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Althorne is:

  • Wickford
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces40
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes

Within car park

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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Departures and arrivals from Althorne

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SouthminsterGreater Anglia05:561On time
to WickfordGreater Anglia06:251On time
to SouthminsterGreater Anglia06:361On time
to WickfordGreater Anglia07:051On time
to SouthminsterGreater Anglia07:161On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WickfordGreater Anglia05:561On time
from SouthminsterGreater Anglia06:251On time
from WickfordGreater Anglia06:361On time
from SouthminsterGreater Anglia07:051On time
from WickfordGreater Anglia07:161On time
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