West Horndon railway station

West Horndon National Rail

West Horndon railway station in 1991
Place West Horndon
Local authority Borough of Brentwood
Coordinates 51°34′04″N 0°20′26″E / 51.5679°N 0.3406°E / 51.5679; 0.3406Coordinates: 51°34′04″N 0°20′26″E / 51.5679°N 0.3406°E / 51.5679; 0.3406
Grid reference TQ623880
Station code WHR
Managed by c2c
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.317 million
2005/06 Increase 0.338 million
2006/07 Increase 0.343 million
2007/08 Increase 0.349 million
2008/09 Increase 0.354 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.336 million
2010/11 Increase 0.338 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.330 million
2012/13 Increase 0.350 million
2013/14 Increase 0.355 million
Original company London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 May 1886 Opened as East Horndon
1 May 1949 Renamed West Horndon
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at West Horndon from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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West Horndon railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, serving the village of West Horndon situated on the boundary of the boroughs of Brentwood and Thurrock, Essex. It is 19 miles 15 chains (30.9 km) down-line from London Fenchurch Street and is situated between Upminster and Laindon. Its three-letter station code is WHR.

The station was opened in 1886 as East Horndon on a new direct route from Barking to Pitsea, and the original station structure survives.[1] It was renamed West Horndon in 1949.[2] The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c.


The station's ticket office is open Monday to Saturday; due to the low patronage it is closed on Sunday and public 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 is:


  1. Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 88. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. Butt 1995, pp. 88,245
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