c2c line status: Good service

24 November 2016

Improvements to Westcliff station welcomed by residents and passengers

National Express c2c train operator has made a local station lighter, brighter and safer for local residents and passengers.

The path, which leads up to Valkyrie Road on the north side of c2c’s Westcliff station, was surrounded by vegetation and residents and passengers had asked for the lighting to be improved.

c2c has:
· Cut back the vegetation and trimmed overhanging trees

· Cleared a large amount of fly tipped waste and domestic rubbish.

· Upgraded to energy efficient and brighter LED lighting

· Improved visibility along the path

The move has been welcomed by residents and passengers and local Councillor Cheryl Nevin, who said: “I’m really pleased c2c has listened to local residents and passengers and has alleviated their concerns and anxieties over the path’s safety and poor lighting. Cutting back the vegetation and improving the lighting has made people using the path feel much safer, especially at night.

“This is the first of many intended improvements in the area and while I want to ensure the path remains a safe place for local residents and passengers, I’m also keen to keep a green barrier here for local wildlife, flora and fauna.”

Shana Doherty, c2c Passenger Panel representative for Westcliff station, said: "I'm really pleased with this project, which is making the pathway safer for myself and others while keeping the local area tidy and minimising anti-social behaviour."


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- For more information please contact Chris Atkinson on 020 7444 1868 or chris.atkinson@c2crail.net ; or Emma Winfield on 07342 066 367 or emma.winfield@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 Passenger Operator of the Year at the 2015 National Rail Awards, and as London’s best commuter operator in Which? magazine’s latest survey of rail companies.