Benfleet railway station

Benfleet National Rail
Place South Benfleet
Local authority Borough of Castle Point
Grid reference TQ777859
Station code BEF
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 2
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 2.886 million
2011/12 Increase 3.547 million
2012/13 Decrease 3.506 million
2013/14 Decrease 3.401 million
2014/15 Increase 3.421 million
Key dates Opened 1855 (1855)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Benfleet from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Benfleet railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, serving the towns of South Benfleet and Canvey Island, Essex. It is 29 miles 11 chains (46.9 km) down the main line from London Fenchurch Street via Basildon and it is situated between Pitsea to the west and Leigh-on-Sea to the east. Its three-letter station code is BEF.

It was opened in 1855.[1] The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.


The station is located between Ferry Road and Station Road with the main building located on the Ferry Road side. This houses the ticket office. The ticket office has four serving positions. The station also has two self-service ticket machines that accept cash or card payment.

Entry to the platforms is vis four automatic ticket gates. On the Station Road side of the building there is a secondary entrance which is open during the weekday peak periods; this also has four barriers.

The two platforms are reached by fixed staircases. Step-free access is provided to and from both platforms by the use of automatic gates located at the country-end of the platforms.

In 2007 the ticket office was refurbished, and a new front ticket office counter was built. It has one lower ticket office window for wheelchair users.


The typical off-peak service frequency is:


  1. James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner (2007). Essex. The Buildings of England. Yale University Press. p. 192.

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London, Tilbury & Southend Line

Coordinates: 51°32′38″N 0°33′43″E / 51.544°N 0.562°E / 51.544; 0.562

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