Southend East is a railway station in Southend-on-Sea on the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway which was opened on 18 July 1932. It has two through platforms, Platform 1 for trains to London Fenchurch Street and Platform 2 for trains to Shoeburyness railway station, and one disused bay platform. Train services are provided by the National Express Group train operating company c2c.
Between 1 May 1949 and 20 February 1969 the station was named Southend-on-Sea East. In April 2006, signs were erected which say "Southend East for Southchurch Village" to better reflect its geographical location in the Southchurch area which it serves.
On 24 May 2006, a £425,000 refurbishment programme was completed at the station, providing level access to the London-bound platform, as well as new toilets, baby changing facilities, a redecorated waiting room with CCTV, and a self service ticket machine.