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Opened in 1854 as part of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, Grays station serves the Essex town of Grays in the borough of Thurrock - the station was originally known as Grays Thurrock. It underwent major refurbishment in the mid-2000s, when a new subway was built linking its three platforms. Situated on the Tilbury Loop, Grays is something of a commuter hub, with regular passenger services to Fenchurch Street in London, as well as Rainham, Ockendon, Southend and Shoeburyness in Essex. Grays has several claims to fame - it is the birthplace of comedian Russell Brand, and featured in the diary of Samuel Pepys. The town also made an appearance in a number of major films, including Four Weddings and a Funeral and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Its main shopping area is on the north side of the station, and a short walk south will bring you to Grays Beach Riverside Park, on the banks of the Thames.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:20 - 22:00
Saturday 07:15 - 22:10
Sunday 07:15 - 22:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops note<p>Newspaper kiosk in booking hall on platform 1 </p>
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Coffee shop located on platform 1 

Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Toilets notes<p>Platform 1</p>
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 20:00

Saturday - Sunday, 09:00 - 16:00

Public Holidays, 09:00 - 16:00

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

0345 744 4422 (option 3, followed by option 3)


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces168
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£264.10
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces78
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
At entrance to station car park and on Crown Road near to bus stops
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

There are no lifts at the station, but step free access is available from Station Approach to platform 1 and Crown Road to platforms 2/3 

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Grays station is accessible via entrances on both Station Approach and Crown Road. There are concourses with staffed and automated ticket facilities on both sides - use the Station Approach side for platform 1 (London via Chafford Hundred), and Crown Road for platform 2 (towards Southend) and platform 3 (London via Rainham). Toilet facilities and a small cafe can be found on platform 1, while platforms 2 and 3 have bench seating and a sheltered waiting area.

Departures and arrivals from Grays

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Grays station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c06:481Late
to Pitseac2c06:482On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c06:523On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c07:013On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c07:041On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Southend Centralc2c06:471Late
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c06:472On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c06:553On time
from Pitseac2c07:031On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c07:152On time
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