c2c Weekend Update

c2c Weekend Update

24 June 2022: As industrial action by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) on the UK rail network continues, customers using the c2c line are reminded to only travel on Saturday 25 June if their journey is essential. Significant disruption is expected on all lines.

c2c are continuing to advise passengers to only travel if it is essential, work from home if they can and to plan ahead if they do intend to travel, which will allow the severely reduced service to be utilised by those making essential journeys.  

With Saturday the third planned strike day this week, customers are reminded that trains will only run between 07:30 and 18:30, with the first and last trains as below, though c2c warns that these trains are likely to be very busy.

First trains:

  • 07:30 Shoeburyness – Fenchurch Street
  • 07:36 Grays – Fenchurch Street via Rainham
  • 07:44 Pitsea – Fenchurch Street via Rainham

Last trains:

  • 17:00 Fenchurch Street – Pitsea via Rainham
  • 17:05 Fenchurch Street – Shoeburyness via Laindon
  • 17:28 Fenchurch Street – Southend Central
  • 17:37 Fenchurch Street – Grays via Rainham

No trains will serve Chafford Hundred or Ockenden stations as the reduced service can only operate on the routes that Network Rail has made available.

The full timetable for Saturday is available here. Timetables for the rest of the week can be viewed on the c2c service alterations page.

Due to RMT’s nationwide industrial action, c2c is operating a service equating to less than a third of normal service levels, and consisting of:

  • 2 trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon
  • 2 trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham
  • No trains will run via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred

The operator continues to warn that disruption is likely to continue into Sunday morning, with services set to start running from around 06:30 with a full service planned to be in operation by 08:00.