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Rainham station is in the London Borough of Havering, in Zone 6. The station dates back to 1854 and is only 12 miles from London city centre, with trains heading west to Fenchurch Street and east to Shoeburyness in Essex - both journeys take approximately half an hour. The station is referred to as Rainham (Essex) to avoid confusion with Rainham in Kent. Located on Ferry Lane, the track is surrounded by industrial works and Rainham Creek, the local industrial river. A leafy commuter town on the edge of east London, Rainham is a mostly residential area and has been since it became part of Greater London in 1965. Originally a small village, today the town is undergoing significant regeneration due to the involvement of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation. The town centre is largely commercial with a retail area along Upminster Road South and Broadway, a short walk from the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 22:00
Saturday 06:45 - 16:00
Sunday 09:15 - 16:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 6
Left LuggageUnavailable
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Platform 2 

Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Toilets notes<p>Platform 2 </p>
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 20:00

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 09:00 - 16:00 

Christmas Day and Boxing Day: Closed.

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 spaces221
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£213.40
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces5
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
By station entrance
Cycle storage notes<p>Racks also available nearby on council land</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

If travelling towards London, please use the level crossing. You will need to show a valid ticket for travel, in order for the gate to be opened onto the platform

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

Rainham's main entrance is off Ferry Lane, and has a small, staffed ticket hall with a ticket machine outside. This entrance leads onto platform 1 (towards Grays and Pitsea), where you'll find the station toilets. A footbridge connects to platform 2 (towards London), and there's also direct street-level access from Ferry Lane - look for an alley just past the level crossing. There is a bike rack just outside the main entrance, and a small additional one on platform 1.

Departures and arrivals from Rainham (Essex)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Rainham (Essex) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Graysc2c23:472On time
to Barkingc2c23:501On time
to Graysc2c00:172On time
to Graysc2c00:462On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c05:041Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c23:472On time
from Graysc2c23:501On time
from Barkingc2c00:172On time
from Barkingc2c00:462On time
from Graysc2c05:041Scheduled
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