Last month Trenitalia (c2c) signed a new two-year contract with the Department for Transport. With an optional extension for up to two more years, it will then allow Trenitalia (c2c) to transition into the new industry structure announced by the Government earlier this year.

Jon Cruddas MP receives regular updates from c2c. The summer update includes:

    • ·A new Mini Break ticket aimed at staycationers valid for overnight stays, the Mini Break is 25% cheaper for people who are staying up to three nights in either Southend or London.
    • ·"Your Summer, Your Choice" a leisure campaign highlighting the fantastic range of destinations available across the c2c route. Celebrating the region's culture.
    • ·More off-peak weekday trains during the school summer holidays to increase both frequency and capacity for daytrippers.
    • ·Trenitalia (c2c) have branded one of their trains to support the Hares About Town campaign, a public art event run by Havens Hospice.

c2c have also launched a new Flexi Season ticket alongside their new back to work guide in order to help people get back into the workplace now that pandemic restrictions have been eased. Passenger numbers on the c2c have bounced back with over 60% of pre-pandemic passenger levels now travelling.

The Flexi Season ticket provides a more flexible option for part-time commuters than the traditional season ticket, and c2c has become one of the top-three biggest sellers of these tickets in the south east.

Due to ongoing TfL maintenance work there are some disruptions to customer journeys on the District Line. c2c have added some additional stops to the timetable to help provide more capacity during this disruption which is expected to last another week. You can also find out about upcoming engineering work on c2c on their website