Benfleet
National Rail
Benfleet railway station, Essex (geograph 3759911).jpg
General information
LocationSouth Benfleet, Borough of Castle Point
England
Grid referenceTQ777859
Managed byc2c
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeBEF
ClassificationDfT category C2
History
Opened1855
Passengers
2016/17Increase 3.844 million
2017/18Decrease 3.680 million
2018/19Decrease 3.665 million
2019/20Decrease 3.534 million
2020/21Decrease 0.927 million
Notes
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.[1] The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.

Description

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.[2]

Services

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

References

  1. ^ James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner (2007). Essex. The Buildings of England. Yale University Press. p. 192.
  2. ^ Route training manual: London, Tilbury & Southend Lines, British Rail Eastern Region (November 1969). Published by Great Eastern Railways Society (2003)
Preceding station
National Rail
National Rail
Following station
Pitsea   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend line
  Leigh-on-Sea

Coordinates: 51°32′38″N 0°33′43″E / 51.544°N 0.562°E / 51.544; 0.562