c2c is running its very first ‘Go Green’ next week to help raise awareness around climate change and to share our commitment to making our impact on the environment as small as possible.

As part of the initiatives, we are encouraging customers to ditch the car and take the train by offering a 50% discount code during the week, for use on off-peak tickets bought for travel between 01 October -03 November.

A spokesperson for c2c said: “Rail travel is one of the greenest forms of public transport. We’re in a great position to be advocates for going greener. This week is a celebration of all the ways we are green, and a commitment to being even greener in the future.”

Some of the ways we will be showing our commitment for the environment over green week is sharing wildflower seeds for station staff to scatter around stations, seeking advice from the Essex Wildlife Trust on how to use disused land around the railways and stations to protect local wildlife, and talking about more eco friendly ways for customers to get to and from the station.

John More, Living Landscape Coordinator for Essex Wildlife Trust said: “We’re thrilled to be working with c2c rail on this project raising awareness around the potential wildlife value  of how to use disused land and how it can be improved to it promote wildlife.”

We are also fortunate to have many beautiful nature reserves close to our stations and we’re hoping the 50% discount encourages our customers to get outdoors and explore the woodlands, coastal paths and nature parks of South Essex.

Customers can claim their Go Green discount here: www.c2c-online.co.uk/create-your-day-out/go-green