West Horndon railway station
West Horndon station is a railway station located in West Horndon, England on the boundary between the boroughs of Brentwood and Thurrock, with the railway line forming a continuation of the boundary.
The station was opened on 1 May 1886 as East Horndon by the London Tilbury and Southend Railway, as part of a new direct route from Barking to Pitsea, avoiding Tilbury. It is located 19 miles (30.6 km) down line from Fenchurch Street. The name of the station was changed to West Horndon on 1 May 1949. The station consists of two platforms connected by a footbridge. The original station structures remain and the station is of similar layout and design to Ockendon.
The station is managed by c2c, who also operate all train services. The station has low usage compared with other stations on the line and therefore half of the off-peak trains passing here run without stopping.
The ticket office is open Monday - Friday 06.15 - 20.30 and Saturday 08.15 - 17.30. Due to low usage it is closed on Sunday and Bank Holidays. The ticket office has one serving window and uses the TRIBUTE issuing system.
The Ticket Hall has three Automatic Ticket Gates.
During the latter part of 2008 the ticket hall, customer toilets and ticket office were refurbished. Automatic doors were provided between the street and the ticket hall, and to and from the platform.
Previously in the latter part of the 20th century in about 1998 the station building on the London bound platform had been demolished. A more modern structure was erected, which provides very little shelter, unlike the original building.
The typical off-peak service frequency is:
- 2 trains per hour to London Fenchurch Street. On Sundays there are 2 trains per hour to London Fenchurch Street.
- 2 trains per hour to Shoeburyness via Basildon. On Sundays there are 2 trains per hour to Shoeburyness via Basildon.