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.