Pitsea
National Rail
Pitsea railway station, Essex (geograph 3759895).jpg
General information
LocationPitsea, Borough of Basildon
England
Coordinates51°33′36″N 0°30′22″E / 51.560°N 0.506°E / 51.560; 0.506Coordinates: 51°33′36″N 0°30′22″E / 51.560°N 0.506°E / 51.560; 0.506
Grid referenceTQ738875
Managed byc2c
Platforms4
Other information
Station codePSE
ClassificationDfT category C2
History
Original companyLondon, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 July 1855Opened as Pitsea
1 June 1888Re-sited
18 July 1932Renamed Pitsea for Vange
December 1952Renamed Pitsea
Passengers
2016/17Increase 1.231 million
 Interchange Increase 0.233 million
2017/18Increase 1.271 million
 Interchange Increase 0.262 million
2018/19Increase 1.316 million
 Interchange Decrease 0.255 million
2019/20Decrease 1.289 million
 Interchange Decrease 0.220 million
2020/21Decrease 0.496 million
 Interchange Decrease 94,956
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Pitsea railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend line, serving the small town of Pitsea in the borough of Basildon, Essex. It is situated at a junction where a loop via Grays re-joins the main line via Basildon. Down the main line it is 26 miles 42 chains (42.7 km) from London Fenchurch Street; via the loop it is 32 miles 37 chains (52.2 km) from Fenchurch Street. Its three-letter station code is PSE.

It was originally opened in 1855[1][2] by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway but was replaced by a new station on an adjacent site in 1888 when the line from Barking to Upminster fully opened.[2] The station was renamed Pitsea for Vange in 1932, but reverted to the original name Pitsea in 1952.[2]

The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.

Description

The station is immediately south of the A13 road, adjacent to a level crossing which gives the main road access to the marshes area south of Pitsea and Basildon.

A new station building was opened in October 2005. Derek Twigg (then rail minister) attended for the "ribbon cutting" in November 2005. The building houses customer toilets and a retail unit. The station also has four automatic ticket gates.

The ticket office has two serving positions and uses the Tribute issuing system. Outside the ticket office is a self-service ticket machine that takes payment by both cash and cards.

Services

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

Additional services to/from London start/terminate here during peak times.

References

  1. ^ James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner (2007). Essex. The Buildings of England. Yale University Press. p. 122.
  2. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 186. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
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