The station is situated between Ferry Road and Station Road with the main building located on the Ferry Road side. This houses the ticket office. Entry and exit to the platforms is provided by four automatic ticket gates. On the Station Road side of the building is a secondary entrance/exit which is used Monday - Friday during the AM and PM peak period, this is also has four gates.
The two platforms are reached by fixed staircases. The station has customer toilets including a disabled toilet. The ticket office is open Monday - Saturday 05.15 - 22.00 and Sunday 06.15 - 22.00. It has four serving positions and uses the TRIBUTE ticket issuing system. The station also has two Customer operated self service ticket machines that accept cash and card payments and a Fast Ticket machine that accepts card payments only
Step-free access is provided to and from both Platforms by the use of Automatic Gates located at the Leigh on Sea end of the Platforms.
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. Its a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too.
That said, this cache, which is only about 200 metres from the station, is not a bad place to visit if the tide is in. Cache is a standard micro. No pen!
The cache is in a very public place so STEALTH WILL BE REQUIRED and is definitely best avoided when the commuters are about morning or evening. Please bear this in mind to ensure it's survival.
The latest location change has definitely made this one a quick grab with parking at GZ as long as you avoid the peak commuter times when the area is jammed with muggles.