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Southend East railway station lies in the Southchurch district of Southend-on-Sea some 36 miles east of central London. It was opened in the early 1930s along the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway Line. Some years later, the name was changed to Southend-on-Sea East, and then reverted to its original name in the late 1960s. Unfortunately, the main station building was torn down in 2003, though there are plenty of plenty of facilities including toilets, self-service machines, waiting rooms and baby-changing facilities as well as a ticket office open during peak hours. The two-platform station might look small, but it serves more than 1.7 million passengers every year, mostly commuters heading to and from London for work. There are several trains an hour direct to London Fenchurch Street in 58 minutes and five direct services to Shoeburyness in 7 minutes.

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do near Southend East. If you’ve brought the kids, be sure to take them to the Sealife Adventure to catch a glimpse of the sharks or Adventure Island to ride the coasters. Alternatively, if you're staying overnight, why not try your luck with a flutter at the Rendezvous Southend Casino.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 20:30
06:15 - 15:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Platform 1 

ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notes<p>Platform 1 </p>
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 20:00

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

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

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

contact@c2crail.net

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorSouthend-on-Sea Borough Council
Car parking spaces207
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces17
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Outside ticket office on platform 1 and at Riviera Drive entrance
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Step free access is only available from Ambleside Drive to platform 1 (London bound)

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

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Departures and arrivals from Southend East

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Southend East station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Shoeburynessc2c16:472On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c16:491On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c17:021On time
to Shoeburynessc2c17:092On time
to Shoeburynessc2c17:172On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c16:472On time
from Shoeburynessc2c16:491On time
from Shoeburynessc2c17:021On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c17:092On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c17:172On time
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