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Trains to Rayleigh

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Everyday06:00 - 20:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee shop Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
  • Staff Help Notes :

    Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

  • 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 points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False
  • Shops note : News agent


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description : On platform 1
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located outside the station


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
    DayOpening Hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park Premium Bay
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 447
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 110
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : In car park
  • Cycle storage notes :

    42 sheffield stand spaces and 68 2-tier rack spaces


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Step free access to each platform, but no step free access between platforms (footbridge only).

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Rayleigh


Station Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7HJ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Everyday06:00 - 20:00