Wickford railway station


Wickford railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Wickford


manager = National Express East Anglia
locale = Wickford
borough = Basildon
usage0405 = 2.014
usage0506 = 1.940
platforms = 4
start =

Wickford railway station is in the town of Wickford at the Basildon district of the county of Essex in the East of England. The station is currently served and managed by National Express East Anglia with services from London Liverpool Street station to Southend Victoria and Southminster.

The station was previously titled "Wickford Junction", when the route to Southminster also included a line to Maldon and more agricultural traffic passed through the station.

The station

The station comprises two mainline platforms (Platform 2 for Southend and 3 for London) and two branch line bay platforms (Platforms 1 and 4) at the Southend/Southminster end of the station. At the London end of the station there was once a goods yard and turntable for steam locomotives; a couple of sidings remain here for storing engineering vehicles or failed trains, but much of the railway land here is now in use as a car park for rail passengers.

The signal box that was once located at the end of platforms 3 and 4, before the bridge crossing Wickford High Street, was demolished in the early 1990s following the introduction of new signalling controlled from Liverpool Street. The upper floor of the original Great Eastern Railway station buildings on platforms 1 and 2 were destroyed by fire in the late 1990s due to human error, however the ground floor (including the ticket office, waiting room and staff accommodation) was saved and remains in use.

ervice

On Monday to Saturday daytimes there are 3 trains per hour to London Liverpool Street westbound and Southend Victoria eastbound. The service is half-hourly evenings and Sundays.

There is also an hourly service from Shenfield to Southminster that calls at Wickford. In the rush hour the service starts/terminates at London Liverpool Street and on Sundays the Southminster service terminates at Wickford.

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