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The railway arrived in Rayleigh in 1889, and transformed a quiet village into a bustling market town. Trains to Rayleigh travel on the Shenfield to Southend line, and there are regular services from the station to London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria. The station is to the north of the town centre, and the shops, bars and restaurants of the High Street are around ten minutes’ walk away. The High Street is also home to a popular outdoor market, held every Wednesday. Standing between the station and the town centre is Rayleigh Mount, a hill that was once the site of a medieval castle. It was part of the first line of defence against armies marching on the London, but today little remains of the fortifications – instead Rayleigh Mount has become the green heart of the town, with fantastic views across the surrounding Essex countryside.

Station details & facilities

Rayleigh station has two platforms, each with their own entrance. The entrance on Station Road is where you will find the ticket office, and leads to platform 1 (towards London). The entrance on The Approach leads to platform 2 (towards Southend). The platforms are linked via a footbridge, but there are no lifts – use one of the street-level entrances if you require step-free access. Toilets are located on platform 1, with an additional waiting room on platform 2.

Departures and arrivals from Rayleigh

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Rayleigh station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
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from Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia01:002Early
from Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia01:001Early
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