Last week c2c announced to customers the outline details of a significant engineering project near Rainham, which means c2c will only be able to run a restricted timetable for 16 days in late July and early August - including during the working week.

This is a TfL project, to construct the junction between the existing railway line and the new London Overground extension to Barking Riverside.

For South Havering constituents, TfL's engineering works will have a significant impact. Those travelling from Rainham and Dagenham Dock will not have direct services to London in the AM peak, with all AM trains running via Grays instead. This means journey times will be up to 30 minutes longer. The peak service frequency will also be reduced by 25%.

c2c have published details HERE

The final timetable is still being finalised with Network Rail and freight operators, but will be announced as soon as possible.

c2c said: “We fully understand the impact of this engineering work will be unpopular with our passengers, but it is a necessity for TfL's project. This is not our decision, but instead we are running the best service we can in the circumstances given we are being offered reduced access to Network Rail's tracks.”

c2c commented: “We have given customers as much notice as we can, so that those who do have a degree of flexibility can plan ahead and take advantage. We will continue to promote the restricted timetable, and its likely impact, over the coming months.”