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Train Times

From the shore

On the hour and half hour 

From the Pier Head

Quarter to and past the hour

Southend Pier Railway is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railway that runs for 1.25 miles (2.01 km) along the 1.34 miles (2.16 km) length of Southend Pier, providing public passenger transport from the shore to the Pier Head.


The Pier train travels at 8-10mph and when travelling through the points the speed drops to 5mph. The current trains went into service in 1986 and new trains are expected to replace these in 2021.

For more details about the history of the railway, visit our Southend Pier History page.


 The Pier Railway