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southend pier railway

Pier trains run on a half hourly basis, at the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from 10:30am.  

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 2021.

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

From the shore

On the hour and half hour

From the Pier Head

Quarter to and past the hour

Train Times
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