Southend Pier
Southend Pier
  • Southend Pier (Shore End)
    Marine Parade
    SS1 1EE
Ask anyone who's heard of Southend to name one thing associated with the town, and chances are, it'll be Southend's long pier.\r\rThe pier is open for business. The walkway is open, and trains are running. Trains run every 30minutes (at peak times, every 15 minutes).\r\rSouthend Pier's had more than its fair share of bad luck in recent years:\r\r1986 - A tanker, the MV Kingsabbey, crashed into the pier on the 20th of June, creating a 70 foot gap\r1995 - On the 7th of June, another fire at the pier, this time at the land-end, destroyed the bowling alley\r2005 - Another fire at the pier-head, destroyed the station and pub on 9th October\r\rThe investigation into 2005's fire reveals a catalogue of errors, and with the cost of restoring the pier head, plus the costs of improved fire protection equipment, the future of our pier is unclear.
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