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Free travel for Service Personnel and Veterans on c2c on Remembrance Sunday

Train operator c2c is offering free travel to service personnel and veterans on Remembrance Sunday and commemorating the day with a special train mural designed by local pupils.

c2c, which is owned by Italian rail giants Trenitalia, is offering the free travel on Sunday to service personnel travelling in uniform or with valid ID, and to veterans who are wearing their medals.

The train company has also linked up with Maple Grove primary school in Pitsea, with pupils designing a special mural commemorating remembrance. The design is being applied to the front of one of c2c’s trains, and the group will be visiting c2c’s East Ham depot to see their work unveiled later this week.

c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “We have offered free travel to service personnel and veterans to mark Remembrance Sunday for several years now, as part of our way of paying tribute. We are also grateful for the help of pupils from Maple Grove and proud to show off their commemorative design onboard one of our trains.”

Last week generous c2c passengers donated over £15,000 to the Royal British Legion at Fenchurch Street station on London Poppy Day.

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For more information please contact Chris Atkinson on 020 7444 1868 or at chris.atkinson@c2crail.net

About us:

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.