Trains to Southend

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Southend lies in Essex, approximately 40 miles east of central London. Popular trains to Southend‐ depart from London, Norwich, Cambridge, West Ham, Barking, Manchester, Chelmsford and Romford. Southend Central railway station is served by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line and is one of two primary stations serving the town of Southend‐on‐Sea, Essex. The town's other main station is called Southend Victoria, terminus of the Great Eastern Main Line.

Southend‐on‐Sea used to be a fishing village until the royals started paying visits to the village in the early 1800s. These important visits lead to the transformation of Southend‐on‐Sea from fishing village to seaside resort. In 1889, the Southend Pier was built. To date it is still the longest recreational pier in the world.

Approximately six million people visit each year Southend‐on‐Sea thanks to its sandy beaches, long promenade, colorful beach huts and fresh air.  The English seaside resort’s most popular attractions include: Adventure Island Amusement Park, the Sea‐Life Adventure Aquarium and the Southend Cliff Gardens with a complete funicular railway, running from the seafront up to Clifftown Parade. Cultural attractions include Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend Central Museum and Southchurch Hall Museum. Live concerts, West End shows, dance and comedy are hosted at the Cliffs Pavilion, which is the major entertainment complex in Southend. Visitors looking for the Royal shopping centre will find it on the way to Southend Central Station. Several shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife can be found on the seafront, in particular along Marine Parade, to the east side of the pier. Train tickets to Southend can be purchased online or at the train station from either the ticket office or self‐service ticket machines.