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As one of 26 stations on the London, Tilbury & Southend line, Thorpe Bay station opened in 1884 when the line was extended from Southend to Shoeburyness under the management of civil engineer Arthur Lewis Stride.
Classified as a London & South East commuter line and forming part of strategic route 6 within the national infrastructure plan, the line is now known by Network Rail as the Essex Thameside route. The main line services run from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness, via Basildon, with an additional loop line servicing Tilbury and a branch line linking into Chafford Hundred and Lakeside.
The area in which the station is located was originally called Thorpe, but it was renamed Thorpe Bay after the railway station - the station having been given the name by British Rail to indicate that it was a seaside location. Most of the surrounding residential property is of 1920's construction.
The cache is located a few minutes walk away at Burleigh Square, a quiet public garden with a magnificent cedar tree as its centrepiece.
Please beware of muggles, particularly at peak times. Don't forget your pencil.
Suitable as a cache & dash with plenty of on-street car parking available. Please check signs however for applicable restrictions.
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