Southend-on-Sea Transportation

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    Travel guide to Southend

    by marsistanbul Written May 19, 2008

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    By Rail:two direct lines from London-Frenchurch Street to Southend Central(C2C line) and Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria(one),journey time approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour.
    By Road:From the north via A1,M11,M25(Junction 29-20 miles) and A127.From the south via M25(Junction 30-26 miles)Dartford Tunnel&A13.
    By Coach:National Express operates to/from London Victoria with the 305 service connecting to Southend.
    Journey time approx. 2 to 2,5 hours.
    By Air:Southend is within asy reach of five airports;
    London City Airport-35 miles
    London Stansted Airport-40 miles
    London Gatwick Airport-59 miles
    London Heatrow-78 miles
    London Southend Airport-Approx. two miles from the centre of Southend and 18 miles from Junction 29 of the M25.
    London Southend Airport currently operates regular passenger flights to/from the Channel Islands during Mar-Oct.
    Parking:There are over 10.000 council-managed car parking spaces in Southend,however there are various drop-off/pick-up points with restricted waiting times along sea front.
    By Sea:The Essex Port of Harwich with connections to/from Holland,Scandinavia and Germany-58 miles.

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    Useful contacts

    by marsistanbul Written May 19, 2008

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    RAIL;
    C2C(London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central)
    08457 678765 www.c2c-online.co.uk
    one(London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria)
    08459 505000 www.ger.co.uk
    National Rail Enquiries
    08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
    National Express Coaches
    08705 808080 www.nationalexpress.com
    Air
    London Southend Airport
    01702 608100 www.southendairport.co.uk
    Buses;
    Arriva-www.arriva.co.uk
    Arriva Southern Counties-08701 201088
    Essex Travel Line-0870 608 2608
    Taxis
    AC Radio Cabs-01702 334455
    Andrews Taxis-01702 200200
    Southend Radio-Cars 01702 45678

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    Southend Victoria Station

    by gabriellefox Updated Mar 3, 2005

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    From Liverpool Street take a train to Southend Victoria train station, which is the last station on the line. This will bring you to the top of the high street. You will be able to see Southend Victoria Odeon from the exit. Head for that and it will bring you to the High Street. Alternatively take the escaloators up to Victoria Plaza shopping centre and you can enter the High Street that way.

    Southend Victoria Station
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    Taxis

    by gabriellefox Written Feb 26, 2005

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    There are several good taxi firms in Southend and there is generally not a day time shortage. Here are some useful numbers if there is not one waiting outside the train station.

    Southend Radio Cars 01702 345678
    ANDREW'S TAXIS 01702 200200
    ACs 01702 611611

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    Trains from London Fenchurch Street

    by gabriellefox Updated Mar 3, 2005

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    Southend has two main line stations running into it from London. You can either catch a train from Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria, which is at the top of the High Street. Alternatively you can catch a train from Fenchurch Street which hugs the coast stopping at Benfleet, Leigh, Chalkwell, Westcliff, and Southend Central which is in the middle of the High Street towards the seafront. The train service terminates at Shoebury.

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    The Road to Southend - musical fame !

    by sourbugger Written Apr 22, 2004

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    It maybe the case that Route 66 that was immortalised in the song, but Billy Bragg wrote an excellent parody of it to the same tune.

    Although the A13 is the most obvious route to Southend from London, you will actually find the A127 to be a bit more direct.

    Anyway, here in full are the lyrics ...

    A13 Trunk Road To The Sea


    If you ever have to go to Shoeburyness
    Take the A road, the okay road that's the best
    Go motorin' on the A13

    If you're looking for a thrill that's new
    Take in Fords, Dartford Tunnel and the river too.
    Go motorin' on the A13

    It starts down in Wapping
    There ain't no stopping
    By-pass Barking and straight through Dagenham
    Down to Grays Thurrock
    And rather near Basildon
    Pitsea, Thundersley, Hadleigh, Leigh-On-Sea,
    Chalkwell, Prittlewell
    Southend's the end

    If you ever have to go to Shoeburyness
    Take the A road, the okay road that's the best
    Go motorin' on the A13

    Billy Bragg
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    Southend Airport

    by gabriellefox Written Feb 27, 2005

    London Southend Airport is on the brink of a major re-development to turn it into a new, easy to use low cost airport.

    Southend already handles European passenger and cargo services and is set to increase its flights and extend its range of destinations for both business and leisure passengers.

    The £25m development will deliver the newest, fastest. low cost airport in the Eastern Region.

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    Southend International airport

    by PeterVancouver Updated Jun 23, 2012

    To me brought up in and around Southend on Sea, the local airport was always known and will continue to be called Rochford airport. For this reason I have written about the airport under the heading Rochford in this site

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    Buses

    by gabriellefox Written Mar 3, 2005

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    ARRIVA is the local bus network for Southend on Sea. for information on Bus Timetables visit www.essexcc.gov.uk

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    Getting there

    by Imbi Written Dec 16, 2003

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    This photo was taken in Southend-on-Sea. This tip is under construction and would be complete soon with complete commentary.

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