Of National Express’ original nine rail companies, c2c is the only one still in operation. It started operations back in 1996, and is now hailed as the most punctual rail service in Britain with over 95% of its connections on time. The name “c2c” does not have an official meaning, though some possible suggestions include city to coast, capital to coast, and commitment to customers.
c2c is predominantly a London commuter railway, providing services along the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway line, from London Fenchurch Street to East London and along the southern part of Essex. Trains depart along the main route from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness around 8 times each hour during off-peak times. Other important routes are between Grays and Rainham, and Pitsea and Ockendon, which depart around 4 times per hour during off-peak periods. The entire c2c fleet is electric and travels at speeds up to 100 mph (160 km/h).
As a commuter railway, c2c doesn’t offer First Class services, though there is a Quiet Zone available every four carriages where passengers are asked not to use phones or play music out loud. All trains have access for wheelchair users, both accessible and standard toilets, boarding ramps, priority seating, and audible and visual information, yet no customer service staff onboard for assistance.
c2c offers a variety of ticket types, including season, commuter, leisure or off-peak, and group ticket. Groups of three or four could benefit from a GroupSave ticket which allows outward and return journeys during off-peak hours to London. Groups of ten or more will need to make advance reservations. Oyster cards can be used between Fenchurch Street/Liverpool Street and Rainham, and also on to Grays with an Oyster PAYG.
On Omio, you can book a wide range of train tickets with c2c.
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