07 August 2015

Huge Growth in Weekend Passengers Travelling with c2c

The number of passengers travelling at weekends with National Express train operator c2c has surged by 27% in the past year.


The increase in popularity is being driven by reduced engineering work, and by more people making longer distance journeys with c2c at weekends – both from the Southend area into London, and from the capital out to the coast.


This spectacular growth is forecast to continue into August, with no engineering work throughout the whole month, the start of the football season, and sunny weather all expected to increase the number of people travelling.


This weekend c2c is adding extra carriages to four different services on Sunday to help provide more capacity for football fans travelling to the Arsenal-West Ham match at the Emirates Stadium.


c2c Commercial Director Clare McCaffrey said: “We’ve seen spectacular growth in the number of people travelling with c2c so far this year, and August is set to be no exception. Whether you want to go sight-seeing, shopping, or simply to relax by the beach, c2c can help you to make the most of your weekend.”


For people looking for inspiration, c2c has produced a special online Ideas Generator with suggested activities for a day out at: www.c2c-online.co.uk/days-out-and-offers/where2next/




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


-          About c2c: c2c is the award-winning train operator running services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness, serving 26 stations in East London and South Essex. c2c is delivering the best performance in the UK rail industry, holding the UK records for annual punctuality (97.5%) and 4-weekly punctuality (98.8%) by a franchised train operator. c2c was named London’s best commuter operator in Which? magazine’s latest survey of rail companies.


-          About National Express: National Express includes: National Express is a leading international public transport operator, with bus, coach and rail services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. More than 800m journeys a year are made worldwide on our services. Our 42,000 employees are committed to improving the quality of life for all through travel.