Southend Victoria railway station

Southend Victoria National Rail
Place Southend-on-Sea
Local authority Southend-on-Sea
Grid reference TQ881860
Station code SOV
Managed by Abellio Greater Anglia
Number of platforms 4
DfT category C1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 3.746 million
2011/12 Decrease 3.656 million
2012/13 Decrease 3.640 million
2013/14 Increase 3.727 million
2014/15 Decrease 1.359 million
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
1 October 1889 Opened as Southend-on-Sea[1]
? Renamed Southend-on-Sea for Westcliff and Thorpe Bay
1 May 1949 Renamed Southend-on-Sea Victoria
20 February 1969 Renamed Southend Victoria
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Southend Victoria from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Southend Victoria railway station is the eastern terminus of the Shenfield to Southend Line in the East of England, and one of the primary stations serving the resort town of Southend-on-Sea, Essex. It is 41 miles 42 chains (66.8 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street; the preceding station on the line is Prittlewell. Its three-letter station code is SOV.

It is currently managed by Abellio Greater Anglia, which also operates all trains serving it. The typical Monday to Saturday off-peak service is of three trains per hour to Liverpool Street (the services join the Great Eastern Main Line for London at the western terminus of Shenfield). On Sundays there are typically two trains per hour to Liverpool Street.

The town's other main station is the nearby Southend Central and provides services westbound to London Fenchurch Street and eastbound to Shoeburyness, operated by c2c.


  1. Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

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Coordinates: 51°32′30″N 0°42′40″E / 51.54167°N 0.71111°E / 51.54167; 0.71111

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Prittlewell   Abellio Greater Anglia
Shenfield to Southend Line
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