Basildon Station Birthday
c2c STAFF CELEBRATE BASILDON STATION’S 40TH BIRTHDAY
Staff from National Express train operator c2c held a birthday party with a difference today as they celebrated the 40th anniversary of the opening of Basildon station.
More than 500 commuters were handed free birthday cake and chocolates during the morning rush hour to mark 40 years since the first passenger services at Basildon station, on 25 November 1974.
c2c Station Manager Maria Kemp said: “Basildon is the second-busiest c2c station in Essex, and it seems impossible now to imagine the town without the station at the heart of it. That’s why we wanted to mark such a special birthday with a bit of a celebration. We hope the free cake and chocolates brightened up the morning commute for many of our passengers.”
Over 2.8m passengers used Basildon station in the past year, making it one of the top 200 busiest railway stations in the UK. Last year the station £450,000 was invested in a revamp of the ticket office and booking hall, and earlier this month Rail Minister Claire Perry visited Basildon station to mark the start of the new c2c franchise.