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27 August 2016

New c2c green programme will power trains for a week

National Express train operator c2c has launched an energy-saving programme at its stations which will save enough electricity to power the entire c2c train fleet for a whole week.

c2c is installing new LED lighting at all 26 stations on the route, which will provide brighter light while using less energy. Each light will also be fitted with intelligent control sensors, which automatically switch the light off when there is no-one around or as soon as there is sufficient daylight.

The new lighting programme will save an estimated 1.2mkWh every year, which is the equivalent of over 700 tonnes of CO2. This provides enough energy to power c2c’s trains for more than 100,000 miles, or 2,500 journeys – which is the number of train services c2c runs in one entire week.

c2c Managing Director Julian Drury said: “These new LED lights provide the ideal combination of a bright and safe station environment with reduced light pollution, lower energy consumption and less waste. The lights are now in place at more than half of our stations, and we’ll have finished the whole programme so that everyone can enjoy the benefits long before the clocks go back in October.”


- 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 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.

- About National Express: 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 867m journeys a year are made worldwide on our services. Our 44,000 employees are committed to improving the quality of life for all through travel.