C2C Updates for Leigh-on-sea Commuters

November 29, 2023

Great news: this week C2C have announced updates to their timetable from 10th December. It seems they have taken onboard Leigh-on-sea commuters feedback and have added extra services to increase capacity.

The key changes are:-

07:21 Leigh-on-Sea to Fenchurch Street – this is an additional service (this is a Leigh starter)

07:37 Leigh-on-Sea to Fenchurch Street – this is an additional service

07:29 Thorpe Bay to Fenchurch Street – will no longer call at Laindon

16:48 Pitsea to Fenchurch Street – will call additionally at West Ham

In preparation for the launch of contactless pay as you go across its entire rail network, c2c is introducing a new and simplified fares & ticketing model and revised peak travel times on Sunday 3 December. This will make the planning of trips, paying for travel and accessing services quicker and easier for customers than before.

As announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) earlier in the year, c2c is one of five train operators working with Government during Phase 1 of its initiative to extend the current contactless pay as you go area. The introduction of c2c’s new ticketing model will align c2c fares and associated travel conditions with the easy-to-understand Transport for London (TfL) and wider pay as you go networks.

Key changes to fares and ticketing include:

Fares revised so that all single tickets are priced at half the equivalent return (both in the Peak and Off-Peak)

Introduction of a new weekday evening peak between 16:00 – 19:00 on services leaving from or going via a London station

Super-Off-Peak tickets withdrawn, with all weekend and bank holiday travel classified Off-Peak

Following the introduction of fare and ticketing changes on 3 December, customers can continue to access great value weekend and bank holiday travel – offering 40% off the standard Off-Peak Return fare – by buying online advance tickets direct from c2c three or more days before travel.

Long-term ‘Flexi’, weekly, monthly and annual season tickets are also not affected by fares or peak time changes.

Although c2c are moving forward in improving the services for commuters they have also announced a rail strike which will greatly affect services from 2nd December until the 9th December with no trains running at all on Tuesday 5th December. Great Eastern Service is running a reduced timetable from 1st December to 9th December.

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