The Info List - Tilbury Town Railway Station

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Town railway station is on a loop line on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, serving the town of Tilbury, Essex. It is 21 miles 48 chains (34.8 km) down the line from London Fenchurch Street via Rainham and it is situated between Grays and East Tilbury. Its three-letter station code is TIL. The station was opened on 15 June 1885 with the name Tilbury
Dock. It was renamed Tilbury
Town on 3 August 1934. It is on a link known as the Tilbury
Loop, which joins the main line at the London end at Barking and at the country end at Pitsea. A bus link is provided for the Gravesend ferry, replacing the rail link to Tilbury
Riverside which was closed in 1992. Today, the station and all trains serving it are operated by c2c.


1 Services 2 In popular culture 3 References 4 External links

Services[edit] The typical off-peak service consists of:

2 trains per hour to London Fenchurch Street; 2 trains per hour to Southend Central.

In popular culture[edit] The station plays two roles in the 2009 film Fish Tank – it appears in the film, and the star, Katie Jarvis, was recruited after a scout saw her arguing with her boyfriend at Tilbury
Town station.[2][3][4] The station and its environs in the Victorian era are also mentioned briefly in Robert Roberts' 1895 book Diary of a Voyage to Australia, New Zealand, and Other Lands, written a mere 10 years after the station opened. References[edit]

^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley page 87 ^ Higgins, Charlotte (14 May 2009). "How row set in train life-changing offer for Fish Tank star". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 May 2009.  ^ Hoyle, Ben (14 May 2009). "Station row led Katie Jarvis to stardom in British film Fish Tank". The Times. Retrieved 27 May 2009.  ^ Ebert, Roger (3 February 2010). "Fish Tank". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 

External links[edit]

Train times and station information for Tilbury
Town railway station from National Rail

Coordinates: 51°27′43″N 0°21′14″E / 51.462°N 0.354°E / 51.462; 0.354

Preceding station National Rail Following station

Grays   c2c London, Tilbury
and Southend Line Tilbury
Loop   East Tilbury

  Ferry services  

Terminus   Gravesend - Tilbury
Ferry   Gravesend via bus

Disused railways

Grays   Network SouthEast London, Tilbury
and Southend Railway