East Tilbury
National Rail
General information
LocationEast Tilbury, Borough of Thurrock
Grid referenceTQ676789
Managed byc2c
Other information
Station codeETL
ClassificationDfT category E
2018/19Increase 0.458 million
2019/20Decrease 0.430 million
2020/21Decrease 0.149 million
2021/22Increase 0.276 million
2022/23Increase 0.286 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

East Tilbury railway station is on a loop line of the London, Tilbury and Southend line, serving the village of East Tilbury, Essex. It is 25 miles 7 chains (40.4 km) down the line from London Fenchurch Street via Rainham and it is situated between Tilbury Town and Stanford-le-Hope. Its three-letter station code is ETL.

It was opened on 7 September 1936 as a halt station intended to serve workers at the nearby Bata Shoe Company, which paid for the construction of the platforms. Initially, trains only stopped in rush hour. The halt was upgraded to full station status in January 1949. Increasing patronage at East Tilbury led to the closure in 1967 of Low Street, a minor station close by.

East Tilbury is on a link known as the Tilbury Loop, which joins the main line at the London end at Barking and at the country end at Pitsea. The station and all trains serving it are operated by c2c.

It is located close to Coalhouse Fort, an artillery fort dating from the 1860s.


The typical off-peak service consists of:

51°29′06″N 0°24′47″E / 51.485°N 0.413°E / 51.485; 0.413

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Tilbury Town   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend line
Tilbury Loop
Disused railways
Tilbury Riverside   Network SouthEast
London, Tilbury and Southend line
  Low Street