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Anyone familiar with Southend?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Goatboy, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. Goatboy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 22 Oct 2003

    Posts: 4,023

    Location: a crappy part of London

    Planning a little day trip, just need to know what the name of the train station is that's closet to the sea front and how far away it is from it.

    Essex travel information site doesn't seem to work.
  2. GordyR


    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

    Posts: 5,436

    Location: Kent

    "Southend Victoria" station mate... It's about 10-15 minutes walk from the actual seafront depending on how briskly you walk. You literally walk straight down the high street and you're there.

    Have fun! :)
  3. Sirrel Squirrel


    Joined: 5 Aug 2003

    Posts: 7,786

    Location: Essex

    Either Southend Victoria or Southend Central, it depends what train line you get on, Southend Central is C2C, which goes from Fenchurch Street (Tower Hill) or Southend Victoria is on One railway I think, which goes from Liverpool Street. C2C is much better.
  4. cleanbluesky


    Joined: 2 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,654

    Dont.... drink the water...
  5. fatiain


    Joined: 16 Oct 2004

    Posts: 7,647

    Location: Pratislava, Berk-shire

    Look out for the locals too

    (specially indian shopkeepers with spanners in their ears)
  6. Sylv


    Joined: 3 Jun 2006

    Posts: 558

    Location: Saafend

    What he said :p

    5 - 10 min walk from Southend Central to the seafront, add an extra 5 from Southend Victoria.
  7. PardonTheWait


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 24,036

    C2C are much better than One, although last time I got a train from London (back from London meet actually) there was a bus instead of part of the line - it may still be that way. Come to think of it though a couple of weeks before that there was a bus replacing part of the One line too. :/