Customers are advised that c2c train services will operate as detailed below over the Christmas and New Year period.

Please note that due to engineering work to prepare for the introduction of TfL’s new train line to Barking Riverside, there will be no c2c service on the Rainham line in either direction on Friday 27 December and Saturday 28 December. More information can be found here. We expect Upminster station car park to be busier than usual during the two days closure so please allow extra time to park.

Christmas Eve, 24 December

A normal weekday service will operate but there will be an earlier shutdown than usual.

The last trains are:

  • 21:41 Fenchurch St – Shoeburyness (all stations via Ockendon)
  • 21:55 Fenchurch St – Grays (all stations via Rainham)
  • 22:04 Fenchurch St – Shoeburyness (all stations via Basildon)

Christmas Day and Boxing Day

No train services will operate.

Friday 27 December

  • Four trains per hour via Basildon, in both directions, will be provided for most of the day.
  • Two trains per hour will call at all stations and two trains per hour will be semi-fast.
  • During the AM & PM peak periods, additional trains will be provided.
  • Two trains per hour via Ockendon, in both directions, will be provided for most of the day.

Saturday 28 December

  • Services via Basildon will start/terminate at Fenchurch St and will call additionally at West Ham due to Network Rail undertaking engineering work in connection with the Crossrail Project. Passengers in possession of a valid rail ticket and travelling to/from Stratford may use the London Underground Jubilee Line between West Ham and Stratford at no extra charge. London Liverpool Street Station is a short walk away from London Fenchurch Street Station. There will be revised times on services via Ockendon.

Sunday 29 December

  • Services via Basildon will start/terminate at Fenchurch St and will call additionally at West Ham and Limehouse due to Network Rail undertaking engineering work in connection with the Crossrail Project. Passengers in possession of a valid rail ticket and travelling to/from Stratford may use the London Underground Jubilee Line between West Ham and Stratford at no extra charge. London Liverpool Street Station is a short walk away from London Fenchurch Street Station. Normal service via Ockendon and Rainham.

Please check our service alteration calendar for the amended timetable over the Christmas period here.