Purfleet railway station is on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line serving the town of Purfleet, Essex. It is 16 miles 2 chains (25.8 km) down-line from London Fenchurch Street and it is situated between Rainham to the west and Grays to the east. Its three-letter station code is PFL.

First it was The Royal Opera House and now it is The Royal Hotel, to put the purfect back into Purfleet. An historic recently refurbished forty bedroom hotel, riverside restaurant, roastery & sports bar, on and nearly in the river Thames

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Please note that the off peak parking rate applies after 10:00, Mondays to Fridays, all day Saturday and Sunday and on Bank Holidays

At its heart will be a film, television and media village. It will be the largest facility of its kind in Europe, covering 600,000 square feet, and the first purpose-built studio complex in the UK in 50 years.

The nearest railway station is Purfleet, on the Southend to London Fenchurch Street line.

Not Christmas Day or Boxing Day

There are transport links to towns such as Basildon and Grays, as well as Lakeside Shopping Centre with buses operated by Imperial Buses, Ensignbus and Arriva Southern Counties. Railway services operated by c2c from Purfleet Station offer frequent services to London Fenchurch Street, Barking, Grays, Tilbury and Southend.

During peak times there are additional services including some connecting to other sections of the line beyond Grays.

Park Inn By Radisson Thurrock High Road North Stifford Thurrock RM16 5UE

In Bram Stoker's novel, Count Dracula had an estate here.[10]

Purfleet has been the site of a Unilever (formerly Van den Berghs & Jurgens) works producing Stork, Flora, Bertolli, and ICBINB! margarine since 1917, reputed to be the largest in the world. It is also the location of an Esso lubricants plant, a ro-ro ferry terminal, and the head office of Carpetright, the UK's largest flooring company.[14]

The Backstage Centre has a discounted rate on rooms booked at the Park Inn Thurrock. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements. The Premier Inn Thurrock is the closest hotel.

Bus stops on London Road, outside and opposite Purfleet General Stores

Magazine number 5, the only one remaining of the original five, is now the Purfleet Garrison Heritage and Military Centre and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is run by volunteers and contains a wide range of local and military memorabilia (including from RAF Hornchurch) and is open to the public on Thursdays, Sundays and bank holidays.

The Backstage Centre High House Production Park Vellacott Close Off London Road Purfleet Essex RM19 1RJ

The departure board will be refreshed automatically every 2 minutes

We are leading a major scheme to build a new town centre in Purfleet.

Stonehouse Lane Essex RM19 1NS Telephone: 0871 527 9094  

Not Christmas Day and Boxing Day

The Royal Opera House and the local railway station are moments away, connecting us into the London Underground system and beyond. Only a five minute drive or taxi ride will take you to one of the largest shopping centres in the world, Lakeside which hosts top brand shops and a retail therapist’s heaven.

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 - 16:00

Other surviving 18th-century buildings include the proofing house (now used for community activities) and the gatehouse clock tower (described by English Heritage as forming "an integral part of the finest ensemble in any of the Ordnance Yards, consistent with the high standards practised by the Ordnance Board in its designs for fortifications and barracks from the C17").[5]

In March 1916, anti-aircraft gunners based at Purfleet shot down the German Zeppelin LZ15 – a first. As a result, the gunners received a prize from the Lord Mayor of London.[8]

PCRL is holding a series of informal events run for local residents to get involved in the design process. These events will be hosted by the project master planner, Will Alsop. Contact us if you would like to know more about the scheme or these events.

Employing around 2,000 people, the studios will host some of the largest production companies in the world, alongside post-production, multimedia and video gaming firms.

Plans for Purfleet centre (PDF 1.95MB)

Media related to Purfleet railway station at Wikimedia Commons

The town centre will also provide:

It was opened in 1854. The station and all trains serving it are currently operated by c2c. Although outside London fare zone 6, the station became part of the Oyster card pay-as-you-go network in 2010.[3]

From 1921 to 1936, Purfleet formed an urban district of Essex including the parishes of Aveley, West Thurrock and South Ockendon. It covered an area of 8,900 acres (36 km2) and in 1931 had a population of 8,511. The parishes and urban district were abolished in 1936 and their former area was used to form part of Thurrock Urban District.

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) made sketches of Purfleet in 1805-08 mainly featuring the Powder Magazines. The sketches are collected in the River and Margate Sketchbook which are part of the Tate Britain collection and accepted as part of the Turner Bequest in 1856. [4]


There are no lifts at the station, but step free access is available to both platforms via the level crossing/ramps 

There are no lifts at the station, but step free access is available to both platforms via the level crossing/ramps 

Works will begin on site in 2016/17, with the first phases of the development being completed in 2018/19.

Route planning around the station including maps and platforms

Purfleet is a town in the Thurrock unitary authority in Essex, England. It is contained between the A13 road to the north and the River Thames to the south and is within the easterly bounds of the M25 motorway but just outside the Greater London boundary. It was within the traditional Church of England parish of West Thurrock. There is some industry to the south and the area forms part of the Thames Gateway redevelopment area. Purfleet is one of seven conservation areas in Thurrock.[1]

Purfleet F.C. play in the town and the local council assist in seven leisure centres and one country club in the Borough, the nearest centre being in Springhouse Road, Corringham.[15]

Access to car park payment facilities is not required for wheelchair users as parking is free for disabled users in designated parking spaces