National Rail
General information
LocationWestcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea
Grid referenceTQ867854
Managed byc2c
Other information
Station codeWCF
ClassificationDfT category F1
Original companyLondon, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-groupingMidland Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 July 1895 (1895-07-01)Opened as Westcliff-on-Sea
20 February 1969Renamed Westcliff
2018/19Decrease 1.257 million
2019/20Decrease 1.193 million
2020/21Decrease 0.408 million
2021/22Increase 0.802 million
2022/23Increase 0.921 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Westcliff railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend line, serving the locality of Westcliff-on-Sea in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. It is 34 miles 66 chains (56.0 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street via Basildon and it is situated between Chalkwell to the west and Southend Central to the east. Its three-letter station code is WCF.

It was opened in 1895 by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway.[1] The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.


The main ticket office is located on the London-bound side of the station, leading to platform 1. It has two serving positions and uses the Tribute ticket issuing system. Outside the main ticket office is a self-service ticket machine. A second, smaller ticket office is on the country-bound platform 2, but is not currently in use.

Facilities at the station include a bicycle rack, a taxicab stand, and a car park with 50 spaces and three disabled spaces.[2] It was extensively improved between 2004 and 2006 in a £500,000 refurbishment project by a partnership between c2c and Southend Borough Council in order to attract more people to travel by rail.[3]


As of the December 2023 timetable the typical Monday to Friday off-peak service is:[4]


  1. ^ James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner (2007). Essex. The Buildings of England. Yale University Press. p. 712.
  2. ^ c2c. "c2c Online - Westcliff station". Retrieved 19 July 2008.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ c2c (24 May 2006). "c2c Online - Environmental work complete at Westcliff station". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2008.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "c2c Train Times from 10 December 2023" (PDF). c2c. 10 December 2023. Retrieved 24 February 2024.

51°32′13″N 0°41′28″E / 51.537°N 0.691°E / 51.537; 0.691

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chalkwell   c2c
London, Tilbury and Southend line
  Southend Central