Laindon
National Rail
General information
LocationLaindon, Borough of Basildon
England
Coordinates51°34′04″N 0°25′25″E / 51.5677°N 0.42358°E / 51.5677; 0.42358Coordinates: 51°34′04″N 0°25′25″E / 51.5677°N 0.42358°E / 51.5677; 0.42358
Grid referenceTQ680882
Managed byc2c
Platforms3
Other information
Station codeLAI
ClassificationDfT category C2
History
Opened1888
Original companyLondon, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Passengers
2016/17Increase 2.202 million
2017/18Increase 2.287 million
2018/19Increase 2.360 million
2019/20Decrease 2.281 million
2020/21Decrease 0.711 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Laindon railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend line, serving the Laindon area of the borough of Basildon, Essex. It is 22 miles 69 chains (36.8 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street and is situated between West Horndon to the west and Basildon to the east. Its three-letter station code is LAI.

It was opened in 1888 on a new direct route from Barking to Pitsea.[1] The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.

Description

The main ticket office is located on Station Approach. It has two serving positions. A second smaller ticket office is located at the bottom of the stairs that lead to two of the platforms, though this is open only on weekdays.

The station has three platforms. Platforms 1 and 2 are the two faces of an island platform, accessed via a footbridge from outside the main ticket office. Platform 1 is the London-bound platform and platform 2 is a reversing platform which can be used to divert trains from one line to the other. Platform 3 is the Shoeburyness-bound platform, reached from Station Approach via the main ticket office.

Services

Laindon is served by c2c trains westbound to Fenchurch Street in the City of London and eastbound to Shoeburyness in eastern Essex.

The typical Monday-Friday off-peak and Saturday service pattern is:

Joan Sims

British actress Joan Sims (1930–2001), famous for her roles in the Carry On films, grew up in the station house at Laindon railway station where her father was the station master.[2] A plaque in her memory can be seen near the entrance.

References

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 88. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ "Joan Sims: Carry On comedienne (obituary)". BBC News. British Broadcasting Company. 28 June 2001. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
Preceding station
National Rail
Following station
West Horndon   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend line
  Basildon