|Location||South Benfleet, Borough of Castle Point|
|Classification||DfT category C2|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Benfleet railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend line, serving the towns of South Benfleet and Canvey Island, Essex. It is 29 miles 11 chains (46.9 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street via Basildon and it is situated between Pitsea to the west and Leigh-on-Sea to the east. Its three-letter station code is BEF.
It was opened in 1855. The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.
The station is located between Ferry Road and Station Road with the main building located on the Ferry Road side. This houses the ticket office. The ticket office has four serving positions. The station also has 3 self-service ticket machines that accept cash or card payment.
Entry to the platforms is via four automatic ticket gates. On the Station Road side of the building there is a secondary entrance which is open during the weekday peak periods; this has three barriers and the fourth self-service ticket machine.
The two platforms are reached by fixed staircases. Step-free access is provided to and from both platforms by the use of automatic gates located at the country-end of the platforms.
In 2007 the ticket office was refurbished, and a new front ticket office counter was built. It has one lower ticket office window for wheelchair users.
There was formerly a siding to the east of the station on the 'up' London bound side, this was extant in 1969.
The typical Monday-Friday off-peak service frequency is:
|Preceding station||Following station|
London, Tilbury and Southend line