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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.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:15:00 until 18:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:30:00 until 15:30:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 15:15:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Platform 1
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step free access is only available from Ambleside Drive to platform 1 (London bound)
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 1. The National key toilets are located on Platform 1; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key.
Baby changeUnavailable
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
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
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is not available at the station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Southend East station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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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 London Fenchurch Streetc2c09:312On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c09:331On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c09:391On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c09:432On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c09:471On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Shoeburynessc2c09:312On time
from Shoeburynessc2c09:331On time
from Shoeburynessc2c09:391On time
from Shoeburynessc2c09:432On time
from Shoeburynessc2c09:471On time
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