Pitsea railway station

Pitsea National Rail
Place Pitsea
Local authority Borough of Basildon
Coordinates 51°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 reference TQ738875
Station code PSE
Managed by c2c
Number of platforms 4
DfT category C2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.870 million
2005/06 Increase 0.912 million
2006/07 Increase 0.973 million
2007/08 Increase 1.046 million
2008/09 Increase 1.067 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.031 million
2010/11 Increase 1.067 million
2011/12 Decrease 1.065 million
– Interchange 0.155 million
2012/13 Steady 1.065 million
– Interchange Increase 0.159 million
2013/14 Increase 1.114 million
– Interchange Steady 0.159 million
Original company London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 July 1855 Opened as Pitsea
1 June 1888 Re-sited
18 July 1932 Renamed Pitsea for Vange
December 1952 Renamed Pitsea
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pitsea from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pitsea railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, serving the small town of Pitsea in the borough of Basildon, Essex. It is situated at a junction where a loop line via Tilbury Town 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 alternative loop it is 32 miles 37 chains (52.2 km) down-line. Its three-letter station code is PSE.

It was originally opened in 1855[1][2] but was replaced by a new station on an adjacent site in 1888.[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.


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.


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

Additional services to/from London start/terminate here during rush hour.


  1. James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner (2007). Essex. The Buildings of England. Yale University Press. p. 122.
  2. 1 2 3 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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