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Laindon is a commuter town in the Essex borough of Basildon, 22 miles east of London Fenchurch Street. When rail reached it in 1888, the timing couldn't have been better - the agricultural depression of the 1870s had damaged the area's economy, and the new station gave it a shot in the arm. Today Laindon station takes locals into London in around 35 minutes, and has a great piece of film trivia too: it was the childhood home of British actress Joan Sims, whose father was the stationmaster. There's a plaque dedicated to the Carry On star by the entrance. One of the main draws of Laindon is green space, with the surrounding woodland offering a peaceful escape from the buzz of the capital. For shopping, the Eastgate and Westgate shopping centres are only a short bus ride away, as is the Festival Leisure Park, with a bowling alley, cinema and late bars.

Station details & facilities

There are two ticket offices at Laindon. The one at the Station Approach entrance has direct access to platform 3 (towards Shoeburyness), and the other is on the island between platforms 1 and 2 (towards London). You can access the latter via the footbridge that connects the Station Approach and High Road entrances. There's a second footbridge connecting platform 3 to the other platforms - this one has lifts, so it's a better option if you need step-free access.

Departures and arrivals from Laindon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Laindon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c04:56On time
to Shoeburynessc2c05:32On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c05:42On time
to Shoeburynessc2c06:023Scheduled
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c06:121Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Shoeburynessc2c04:56On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c05:32On time
from Shoeburynessc2c05:41On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c06:023Scheduled
from Shoeburynessc2c06:111Scheduled
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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