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Trains to Southend Central

Southend Central station sits on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line and is the primary station serving the seaside town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex. Opened in 1856, the station is just 35 miles from London Fenchurch Street. The station underwent a £460,000 facelift in 2007 when a glass roof and a forecourt on the north side of the station was added. As the station's name suggests, Southend Central is in the middle of the town, with a number of main-line stations nearby, but Southend also has two smaller, novel railways: the Southend Pier Railway along the length of the pier and the Southend Cliff Railway linking passengers from the promenade to the cliff top overhead. Southend-on-Sea is a fish-eater's paradise, with the award-winning Bailey's offering some of the best fish and chips in the UK. There's also great ice cream from the 70-year-old Rossi's. Away from the seaside attractions, there is great shopping with popular retailers at the Victoria and the Royals shopping centres.

Station details & facilities

Although Southend Central station is accessible on both sides, visitors are best to take the stairwell and ramp from Cambridge Road leading into the concourse, toilets and the ticket hall. For platforms 3 and 4 (London Fenchurch Street), head through the concourse, and for platform 2 (Shoeburyness) take the subway from the ticket hall. The Clifftown Road entrance, with small car park and sheltered cycle rack, leads to platform 2.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:45 - 22:00
    Saturday 06:15 - 22:00
    Sunday 07:15 - 22:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 03457 44 44 22

Facilities

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Cards only
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 20:00

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

    Christmas Day & Boxing Day: Closed

    0345 744 4422 (option 3, followed by option 3)

    contact@c2crail.net

  • Customer help points :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available :

Tourist Information

  • Tourist Information office :

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description :

    Platforms 3/4 concourse 

  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :

WiFi

ATMs

  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes :

    Main Booking Hall and in the Public Square outside the station from the Platform 3 and 4 exit. 

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 138
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£1191.00
    Daily£7.60
    Monthly£113.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 17
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Outside platforms 1/2 & on platform 3/4 concourse

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Southend Central

Address

Clifftown Road, Southend on Sea, SS1 1AB
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 22:00
Saturday 06:15 - 22:00
Sunday 07:15 - 22:00
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Useful links when visiting Southend Central by train