Rail changes coming on c2c rail as services restored

Railway company c2c are set to reintroduce services next week as recent cuts are slowly reversed.

Two additional services will run each hour from Sunday 2nd June between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness ensuring a turn up and go service is in place.

The concept of “turn up and go” is a train at least every 15 minutes meaning passengers can arrive at any time and be confident any wait will not be particularly lengthy.

c2c train pulling into Barking station

Other rail services have also been cut in London and beyond such as Southeastern routes which went from a train every 10 minutes for many years to gaps as long as 27 minutes in busy, built-up areas of London such as Greenwich and Deptford.

Southeastern will be chaging timetable next week along with Thameslink though a turn up and go service pattern will NOT be introduced.

27 minute service intervals in zone two Deptford will improve – but wont reach turn up and go levels

Gaps between trains will still be longer than that magic 15 minutes which is often seen as the standard for Metro services in cities.

If you’re in south east London it’s possible to connect with c2c at West Ham on the DLR branch from Woolwich to reach parts of Essex. The recently introduced Superloop service SL2 also runs from north Woolwich beside the ferry and foot tunnel operating a limited stop service to Barking station.

C2c will also be adding certain trains in peak times as well as adjusting other services and calling patterns. Details can be seen here.



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    3 thoughts on “Rail changes coming on c2c rail as services restored

    • When I worked for the Underground trains every 10 minutes was considered turn up and go.

      The Greenwich 10 minute service was a big improvement on the half hourly service when I started work in 1972. Travel was encouraged wih trains to Charing Cross and Cannon Street.

      The new London Bridge station layout has added significant time to change trains there.

    • Great to see services being restored.Now how about ‘restoring’ some of the on train toilets!

    • Still need to sort out Stanford-le-Hope and Basildon stations. With the missing platform at Basildon. And a new railway station at Beam Park.


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