Following the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport worker’s (RMT) ballot for industrial action, strike action is planned across the UK rail network this week, with significant disruption expected on all lines as well as services starting later and finishing much earlier than usual.
Therefore, the first and last trains we can operate are significantly different to our usual timetable.
07:30 Shoeburyness – Fenchurch Street
07:36 Grays – Fenchurch Street via Rainham
07:44 Pitsea – Fenchurch Street via Rainham
17:00 Fenchurch Street – Pitsea via Rainham
17:05 Fenchurch St – Shoeburyness via Laindon
17:28 Fenchurch – Southend Central
17:37 Fenchurch – Grays via Rainham
No trains will serve Chafford Hundred or Ockenden on strike days.
These amendments come as nationwide industrial action continues on all UK train lines on:
Tuesday 21 June (between 00:01 and 23:59)
Thursday 23 June (between 00:01 and 23:59)
Saturday 25 June (between 00:01 and 23:59)
We expect significant disruption on these dates and those in between. We are advising our passengers to only travel if it is essential, work from home if you can and to plan ahead if you do intend to travel.
On the c2c route, we are operating a reduced service from 07:30 – 18:30 on strike days, equating to less than a third of normal service levels, and consisting of:
2 trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness via Laindon
2 trains per hour from Fenchurch Street to Pitsea via Rainham
No trains will run via Ockendon or Chafford Hundred
While action is currently limited to 21st, 23rd and 25th, the surrounding dates will also see disruption to services, with services set to start running from around 06:30 with a full service planned to be in operation by 08:00.
If your service is affected by strike action, cross-industry ticket acceptance and temporary removal of certain ticket restrictions may be made available. If you purchased an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket and choose not to travel because your service has been cancelled, delayed or rescheduled, you may be entitled to a fee-free refund or change from the original retailer of your ticket.
We will do all we can to honour passengers’ tickets, however the industrial action will cause significant disruption. Customers will have the following options:
Changing travel plans: All non-season tickets validity extended for travel the day before or up to two days after any strike action takes place (if discontinuous). Please note if your ticket is for a through fare that includes the London Underground it may not be valid on London Underground services on an alternative date. Please contact the original retailer of your ticket for more information.
Changing operator or route: To help minimise any disruption, you may be able to use your ticket on another operator or an alternative route.