National Rail
General information
LocationLaindon, Borough of Basildon, Essex
Coordinates51°34′04″N 0°25′25″E / 51.5677°N 0.42358°E / 51.5677; 0.42358
Grid referenceTQ680882
Managed byc2c
Other information
Station codeLAI
ClassificationDfT category C2
Original companyLondon, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
2018/19Increase 2.360 million
2019/20Decrease 2.281 million
2020/21Decrease 0.711 million
2021/22Increase 1.445 million
2022/23Increase 1.749 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Laindon railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend line, serving the town of Laindon in Essex, England. 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. The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.


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.


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

As of the December 2023 timetable the typical Monday to Friday off-peak service is:[1]

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.


  1. ^ "c2c Train Times from 10 December 2023" (PDF). c2c. 10 December 2023. Retrieved 24 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Joan Sims: Carry On comedienne (obituary)". BBC News. British Broadcasting Company. 28 June 2001. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
West Horndon   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend line