Leigh-on-Sea railway station


Leigh-on-Sea railway station

UK stations
name = Leigh-on-Sea



manager = c2c
locale = Leigh-on-Sea
borough = Southend-on-Sea
code = LES
start = 1856
platforms = 3
usage0405 = 1.527
usage0506 = 1.597
usage0607 = 1.678
years1 = 1936
events1 = moved to current location

Leigh-on-Sea railway station serves the town of Leigh-on-Sea near Southend. This station serves as a park and ride facility. The station is run and served solely by c2c.

History

The original station was built in Leigh Old Town, but a newer, larger, three platform station was built in 1936 to replace it some distance to the west. The original station building was then used by a local Sea Scout troop, until the northern platform buildings were demolished for the widening of the adjacent road. The other platform and station building still exist and are used by Leigh Sailing Club. [ [http://www.3rdcb.org.uk/info/history.php History of 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scouts] ]

When the London Underground's District Line operated a non-stop service from Barking to the Southend area, Leigh-on-Sea was the first station to be called at after Barking. [ [http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/district.html CULG - District Line ] ]

Ticket office

The ticket office is open Monday - Friday 05.15 - 22.00, Saturday and Sunday 06.15 - 20.00. It has two serving windows and uses the TRIBUTE issuing system.

The ticket hall also houses an Avantix Self Service Ticket Machine and a Fast Ticket self-service machine.

Services

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

* 6tph (trains per hour) to London Fenchurch Street of which:
**2tph do not stop at Pitsea, West Horndon or Limehouse
**2tph call at all stations via Basildon
**2tph take the longer route via Ockendon
* 4tph to Shoeburyness
* 2tph to Southend Central

References

External links


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