Rail passengers name c2c as London's best commuter service
Nine out of ten c2c customers are happy with their train service, making them the most satisfied of all London commuters according to the official national rail survey by independent watchdog Transport Focus.
Today’s National Rail Passenger Survey, which interviewed nearly 25,000 rail passengers across the country, also revealed c2c customers were the happiest passengers in Britain with the punctuality of their train service (91%).
c2c, which is owned by Italian rail giants Trenitalia, was also named London’s best commuter service for several other key elements of the journey including:
- Speed of journey time: 91% satisfaction
- Satisfaction with the train: 89% satisfaction
- Cleanliness onboard the train: 88% satisfaction
- Frequency of service: 83% satisfaction
- Comfort of the train seats: 80% satisfaction
c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “Over the past two years we have been investing in our service to deliver unprecedented improvements in the areas that matter most to our customers. That’s why we’re so proud this combination of hard work and our £40m improvement package has helped to increase customer satisfaction among c2c passengers.
“We’re delighted to be ranked London’s best commuter service, but we’re also striving to improve the service we offer. We aim to build on these results by investing in new trains, such as the £100m deal we signed last month, better services and improved stations.”
c2c, which has been owned by Trenitalia since February last year, runs the UK’s most punctual train service, with 95.9% of all trains arriving on time in the past 12 months.
The full National Rail Passenger Survey published today by Transport Focus can be found at: https://www.transportfocus.org.uk/research-publications/publications/national-rail-passenger-survey-nrps-autumn-2017-main-report/.
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c2c is the award-winning train operator running services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness, serving 26 stations in East London and South Essex. Owned by Trenitalia, c2c is one of the UK’s most punctual and popular train operators and over 46m journeys are made on our services every year.
Italian-based Trenitalia is one of Europe’s leading rail operators and the passenger rail arm of FS Italiane Group. Trenitalia manages passenger services with long haul connections, both on high speed (Frecciarossa) and conventional lines, and regional and metropolitan services. Overall FS Italiane Group runs 8,000 trains a day, serving 600 million passengers and carrying 50 million tons of freight a year, over a network exceeding 16,700 kilometres.
Working together, the partnership railway of the public and private sectors has published a long-term plan, called In Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity, to change and improve Britain’s railway. The plan will secure almost £85bn of additional economic benefits to the country while enabling further investment and improvement, and contains four commitments which will see rail companies: strengthen our economic contribution to the country; improve customers’ satisfaction; boost the communities we serve; and, create more and better jobs in rail. For more information go to Britain Runs on Rail