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Once home to an active nuclear-material handling facility due to its close proximity to the Bradwell nuclear power station, Southminster train station is now much more just a train station. On the Crouch Valley Line, the 1880s train station serves the rural south Essex town about fifty miles outside of central London. Today, the station runs a fairly limited timetable, with most trains that leave the station from its single platform heading for Wickford, thirty minutes away. A peak-time commuter service also leaves the station on weekdays for London Liverpool Street, taking around an hour and ten minutes. The station is surrounded by sympathetically built commuter homes and a pub, The Station Arms, a two-minute walk from the station. Southminster High Street is five minutes to the west of the station and has everything you might need for a short stay in the town, from restaurants and cafes to pubs, bars and shops.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Southminster is:

  • Wickford
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 spaces57
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
Car park
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Southminster station, accessible off Tattersalls Chase, is completely unstaffed all year round. The station's only platform is sparsely laid out and home only to bike storage, bench seating, a customer help point and a ticket machine. For those with time to kill before their departure, The Station Arms, an award-winning, traditional pub with a line of good ales is a two-minute walk around the corner from the station on Station Road.

Departures and arrivals from Southminster

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Southminster station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to WickfordGreater Anglia05:361Scheduled
to WickfordGreater Anglia06:161Scheduled
to WickfordGreater Anglia06:561Scheduled
to WickfordGreater Anglia07:361Scheduled
to WickfordGreater Anglia08:161Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WickfordGreater Anglia06:071Scheduled
from WickfordGreater Anglia06:471Scheduled
from WickfordGreater Anglia07:271Scheduled
from WickfordGreater Anglia08:071Scheduled
from WickfordGreater Anglia08:471Scheduled
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