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South Woodham Ferrers train station is in rural Essex thirty-five miles from central London, on the Crouch Valley Line. The opening of the station in 1889 was the beginnings of a new residential area designed to draw out to the countryside people fed up of conditions in London. It wasn't until the 1970s, though, when private developers bought up plots and created communities that the New Riverside Country Town really took off. South Woodham Ferrers now has a vibrant town centre, home to many independent shops and bars alongside larger retailers such as Asda, all within walking distance from the station. There is also a small cluster of shops and pubs to the east of the station for those not looking to travel too far afield. The station's single platform sees services depart for Wickford, Southminster and Shenfield. The station is also served by one late-night direct service per day to London Liverpool Street, taking around fifty minutes.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 12:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces164
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within car park
Cycle storage notes<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="4 Sheffield Stand spaces">20&yuml;Sheffield Stand spaces</span></p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

There is no station concourse to speak of at South Woodham Ferrers station, and all of the station amenities can be found along the length of its only platform, including a ticket kiosk, small newsagent, waiting room, ticket machine, customer help point and bench seating. The station car park has secure bike storage and is opposite The Railway, a traditional-style pub which offers travellers some much welcome shelter between trains.

Departures and arrivals from South Woodham Ferrers

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into South Woodham Ferrers station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SouthminsterGreater Anglia17:441On time
to WickfordGreater Anglia17:561On time
to SouthminsterGreater Anglia18:241On time
to WickfordGreater Anglia18:361On time
to SouthminsterGreater Anglia19:041On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WickfordGreater Anglia17:441On time
from SouthminsterGreater Anglia17:561On time
from WickfordGreater Anglia18:241On time
from SouthminsterGreater Anglia18:361On time
from WickfordGreater Anglia19:041On time
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