c2c services 20 July to 4 August

IMPORTANT notice for all c2c customers – Please plan your journey

We are operating a restricted timetable from Saturday 20 July to Sunday 4 August 2019. This is to allow TfL to carry out engineering work in the Rainham area to construct a junction between the existing railway line and the new extension.

The engineering work will close the London-bound track between Purfleet and Barking, while services via Ockendon will only run towards London throughout the day with no direct trains from London.

There will be significant alterations to off-peak services and a reduced weekend service. We will be operating additional bus services in areas without trains to help passengers with their journeys.

Impact on our route

AM peak services:

Purfleet, Rainham, & Dagenham Dock:

  • There will be a 25% reduction in peak service frequency
  • All London-bound trains will run via Grays only- if passengers from these stations require London stations they will need to travel down to Grays [green arrows], change and connect for a via-Ockendon service up to London
  • This will extend journey times by 30 minutes

c2c services 20 July to 4 August

  • There will be a 25% reduction in peak service frequency
  • Journey times expected to take 10 minutes longer

All other stations:

  • Stations are subject to having many peak services retimed
  • Although times may vary, there will not be any significant changes to frequency or journey times.

PM peak services:

Chafford Hundred and Ockendon:

  • All trains from London will run via Grays only
  • This will extend journey times by 30 minutes

All other services:

  •       Many peak services will be retimed
  •       There are no significant changes to frequency or journey time

The map below shows:

In red: areas where services are only running in one direction, this will extend journey times

In amber: areas where service levels are reduced with some increase in journey times

In black: areas where peak services will be retimed but with no significant changes to frequency or journey times

Rainham Blockade map

You can download a pdf booklet of the timetable here:

Download Restricted Timetable for 20 July to 4 August 

Bus timetable

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  •       Grays
  •       Purfleet
  •       Rainham
  •       Upminster
  •       Ockenden
  •       Chafford Hundred 


You can download the rail replacement bus timetable here:

Replacement bus timetable

Car parking

Upminster car park will lose one third of its spaces during the Barking Riverside works. The machinery, supplies and vehicles supporting the work will be stored onsite at Upminster station car park. Car parking elsewhere is unaffected but where additional bus services are running, this may result in the entrance and exit to the car park taking a little longer.

Please do not leave vehicles parked overnight in Upminster on Friday 19 July into Saturday 20 July as they may be removed.

There will be a NCP parking marshall at Upminster throughout this period.  Alternative NCP parking can be found here.

Please use public transport or alternative arrangements wherever possible.

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