Thorpe Bay railway station

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Thorpe Bay National Rail
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Location
Place Thorpe Bay
Local authority Southend-on-Sea
Grid reference TQ916857
Operations
Station code TPB
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Decrease 0.798 million
2013/14 Increase 0.812 million
2014/15 Increase 0.829 million
2015/16 Increase 0.864 million
2016/17 Increase 0.880 million
History
Original company London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 July 1910 (1910-07-01) Opened as Southchurch-on-Sea
18 July 1910 Renamed Thorpe Bay
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Thorpe Bay from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Thorpe Bay railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, serving the Thorpe Bay area to the east of Southend-on-Sea, Essex. It is 37 miles 73 chains (61.0 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street via Basildon and is situated between Southend East and Shoeburyness. Its three-letter station code is TPB.

It was opened on 1 July 1910, originally being named Southchurch-on-Sea, being renamed Thorpe Bay on 18 July 1910.[1] The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.

Description

The station has two through platforms, which are connected by an overhead footbridge. Platform 1 is utilised by London-bound trains, and platform 2 is for country-bound trains.

The ticket office has two serving positions and uses the TRIBUTE issuing system.

Services

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

Thorpe Bay also sees some additional services to and from London Fenchurch Street during peak times. Some trains start from here instead of Shoeburyness because of lack of platforms and easier access from Shoeburyness depot.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 215, 229. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links

  • Train times and station information for Thorpe Bay railway station from National Rail

Media related to Thorpe Bay railway station at Wikimedia Commons Coordinates: 51°32′17″N 0°45′43″E / 51.538°N 0.762°E / 51.538; 0.762

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Southend East   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend Line
  Shoeburyness
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