Keep up to date with this listing of all c2c's latest press releases and news items.


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Keep up to date with this listing of all c2c's latest press releases and news items.

c2c in the Community

One of National Express’ vision and values is that we are active in the community. We are proud to operate in multicultural communities, and our policies and practices look to advance the social, environmental and economic conditions of those communities. 

  1. Our help for Helping Hands

    06 August 2014: The Helping Hands Job Club in Lee Chapel North has been awarded £2,500 by the National Express Foundation...

  2. Free Day Out

    05 August 2014: c2c and local community group Tilbury Forum combined to give local Tilbury residents a free seaside day out on Sunday.

  3. Gold Medal Perfomance

    30 July 2014: c2c has topped the podium in the latest rail industry punctuality results.

  4. Support Southend's Oliver Dingley at the Commonwealth Games

    23 July 2014: Our very own Oliver Dingley from Southend will be competing in Glasgow 2014.

  5. 120k Extra Seats

    23 July 2014: c2c is providing over 120,000 extra seats and will have additional specialist staff travelling on trains, to help families make the most of the summer holidays.

  6. Local Railwaymen's Memorial

    1 August 2014: A new online war memorial commemorating local railwaymen who were killed during World War One has been launched by c2c...

  7. West Horndon Improvement Project

    08 July 2014: c2c has started a £90,000 project to construct a new walkway to improve pedestrian access to West Horndon station.

  8. Thousands of Extra Seats

    2 July 2014: c2c is putting on almost 5,000 extra seats to help people see the Tour de France sweep through London on Monday 7th July.

  9. c2c's Double Marathon Man

    4 June 2014: Paul Atherfold, Operations Standards Manager for c2c, has completed running two marathons within a month for Charity.

  10. £125,000 Upgrade For Thorpe Bay

    13 June 2014: c2c has introduced the first electric car charging points on its network as part of a £125k investment in Thorpe Bay station.

  11. New Passenger Facilities

    28 May 2014: National Express train operator c2c has opened a new £130,000 upgrade to the passenger facilities at Westcliff station...

  12. National Express Foundation awards £15,000

    8 May 2014: Local community groups awarded £15,000 by National Express Foundation


    23 April 2014: c2c’s Twitter team has won the international transport giant’s global award for delivering excellent customer service.

  14. Food Bank Collections

    15 April 2014: c2c has launched a collection for local food banks through its stations to help support local people in need.

  15. Topping the Rail League

    9 April 2014: c2c has finished top of the 2013/14 UK rail punctuality league table, according to new figures published today.

  16. Marathon Effort

    8 April 2014: ...33,000 extra seats across 100 trains, and providing free travel to all runners, as part of its special preparations for the London Marathon.

  17. Fare Evaders Caught

    3 April 2014: Almost 450 fare evaders have been caught so far this year in a series of high-profile ticket checking operations at c2c stations.


    1 April 2014: National Express train operator c2c is offering a 25% discount on train tickets during the school holidays this Easter.

  19. New Bike Shelter

    27 March 2014: National Express train operator c2c has installed new facilities for bikes at Laindon station in a £30,000 project.

  20. International Award

    24 March 2014: Julie Davis, the Station Manager for Thurrock’s rail stations, has been shortlisted for an international award for being an outstanding colleague.

  21. Two Station Upgrades

    12 March 2014: c2c and Southend on Sea Borough Council are teaming up to deliver improvements for local passengers using two key stations in the town.

  22. Discount for Midweek Travellers

    National Express train operator c2c is offering a 25% discount on off-peak mid-week travel for rail tickets bought online.

  23. Rail Junction Replacment

    c2c are teaming up with Network Rail to replace a vital rail junction at Pitsea station during engineering work at weekends and over Easter...

  24. c2c Theatre Experience

    National Express train operator c2c has teamed up with young performers from Theatre Royal Stratford East to stage a performance with a difference...

  25. Chocolate Apology

    c2c handed out over 25,000 chocolates this morning to rush-hour passengers arriving in London to apologise for recent delays on the line.

  26. Another £100K Donation

    Local charities and community groups in south Essex and east London have their latest chance to benefit from the National Express Foundation, which opened for new applications today.

  27. c2c to Lighten the Mood

    South Essex College help c2c to lighten the mood on “Blue Monday”...

  28. Most Satisfied Commuters

    Passengers travelling on c2c are the most satisfied commuters in London and the South East, according to the official independent national survey of rail passengers published today.

  29. Still the Most Punctual

    National Express train operator c2c has started 2014 as it finished 2013 by recording first place in the rail industry’s punctuality table.

  30. Top Marks Awarded

    c2c has been awarded top marks in a rigorous assessment of how the company is run.

  31. Christmas Gift Appeal

    c2c employees based at Laindon railway station have organised a hugely successful Christmas gift appeal for the residents of Evelyn May House...

  32. Two Years at the Top

    c2c is celebrating after clocking up two successive years as the most punctual train operator in the country...

  33. Santa Special

    500 local residents from Barking were given a free trip to Southend on c2c’s “Santa Special” train...

  34. c2c Golden Ticket

    c2c has given away free travel for up to 120,000 rail passengers this morning with a “Golden Ticket” giveaway gift for rush hour commuters.

  35. Christmas timetables

    c2c is providing more seats and direct trains to Stratford for Christmas shoppers at Westfield as part of its special timetable changes...

  36. Memorial Football Match

    c2c have presented a cheque for £460 to Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of a late colleague. 
  37. Children In Need

    Support our friends Ellie and Keith from Upminster in their Rickshaw challenge!

  38. Support for UK Armed Forces

     c2c has signed up to the Government’s flagship policy encouraging UK business to support the Armed Forces. 

  39. c2c Leads the Way

    c2c has once again been named the most punctual train operator in the UK...

  40. New Click2Collect

    c2c has launched a new ticket booking facility on its website, enabling customers to beat the queues and buy weekly and monthly season tickets online...

  41. c2c Stars Recognised

    Eleven individual members of staff and two teams from National Express train operator c2c have been heralded for their efforts...

  42. c2c Sunday Seaside Special

    Over 300 residents from Dagenham’s Reede Road Tenants and Residents’ Association ignored the aftermath of the rain last weekend to enjoy a free day trip to Southend on Sunday.

  43. Leigh's Les Retires

    c2c’s Les Thorington, a familiar face to passengers at Leigh-on-Sea station, has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement industry award the week after his retirement.

  44. c2c Highly Commended

    National Express train operator c2c has been "Highly Commended" in the Passenger Operator of the Year category at the National Rail Awards, the rail industry equivalent of the Oscars.


    c2c and Network Rail have begun a £3.4m joint project to create a new passenger exit at the flagship Fenchurch Street station.


    National Express train operator c2c has retained its position at the top of the latest rail punctuality league table.

  47. Green Water Initiative

    c2c has started using recycled water in a green initiative to keep its trains dazzlingly white.

  48. Hot Performance Run Continues

    c2c has retained its position at the top of the latest rail punctuality league table...

  49. Shortlisted for Two Awards

    c2c has been shortlisted for two prestigious international awards.

  50. Most Puntual Train Operator

    c2c has retained its position as the most punctual train operator in the country.

  51. Nobody Does it Better

    Rail passengers say National Express train operator c2c is the most popular and most punctual rail franchise in the country.

  52. Havens Hospices Charity Run

    c2c completed a 5km race around London’s Hyde Park in aid of local south Essex charity Havens Hospices.

  53. Passengers Donate £1,600

    Commuters from East London and South Essex have generously donated almost £1,600 to London’s Air Ambulance...

  54. National Express Foundation Donates £10,000

    National Express Foundation donates £10,000 to east London community groups.

  55. New Bike Scheme

    c2c has begun installing a new secure cycle facility at Upminster station, more than trebling parking for bicycles at the station.

  56. More Seats of c2c Customers

    14,000 more seats every week for c2c passengers.

  57. National Express Foundation Donates £25,000

    Two Essex organisations are celebrating after being awarded £25,000 in grants by the National Express Foundation...

  58. c2c Still Most Punctual Train Operator

    c2c remains the most punctual train operator in the UK according to new official statistics announced today.

  59. Beside the Seaside

    c2c is providing 28,000 extra seats this weekend as passengers flock to the seaside to take advantage of the warm weather.

  60. c2c Backs Leanne Jarvis

    c2c is backing Leanne Jarvis, daughter of train driver Dave, in the live finals of the BBC One show ‘The Voice’.

  61. c2c Launches Facebook Page

    28 days of prizes as c2c launches new Facebook page.

  62. c2c Franchise Extended

    National Express and the Department for Transport have signed a c2c franchise extention agreement.

  63. Blooming Bonus for Leigh-on-Sea

    c2c planted £500 of flowers at Leigh-on-Sea station.

  64. Basildon £450K Improvements Project Completed!

    National Express train operator c2c has completed a £450,000 project to improve passenger facilities at Basildon station.