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Travelling with c2c when Greater Anglia have engineering work

Sometimes engineering work will affect Greater Anglia’s Southend and Chelmsford line services to London. At those times Greater Anglia trains will only run between Southend and Billericay where customers then have to take a 45 minute bus journey to Newbury Park, from there it is a further 9 stops on the London Underground Central Line to London Liverpool Street.

c2c trains will be running in and out of London over the Christmas season so you may find it quicker and easier to travel with us if you want to avoid slow moving rail replacement bus services. You can find full information about c2c services in our service alteration calendar.

Where does the c2c route run?

Our route runs from Shoeburyness in South Essex, through Southend, Benfleet, Basildon and on to our London terminus, Fenchurch Street. Only a 10 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station London, and a two minute walk from Tower Hill tube station on the Circle and District lines, Fenchurch street is in the heart of London. Our route is also well connected for onward journeys into the city with interchanges at West Ham for the Jubilee and DLR and Barking for the Overground (as well as District and Hammersmith and City lines).

Southend Airport

You can also get to/from Southend Airport and London with c2c and avoid the engineering work. From Southend Central you can hop on the a bus, or pick up a taxi ride to/from the airport.

You can see our full route map here:

Plan your journey

Southend Victoria and Southend Central are only 10 mins walk apart, Basildon and Wickford a 13 minute drive apart, and Benfleet to Rayleigh a 14 minute drive. These stations offer similar journey times into London. Please see our ‘Live departures’ to plan your journey with us. Or download the c2c live app to help you plan your route.

Parking at c2c stations

If you’re planning on driving to one of our stations and then taking the train into London it’s easy to park your car at many of our stations. Leigh-on-Sea station is a large car park with over 500 spaces, and many others have between 100-200 spaces.

Cheaper train tickets

Our Off-Peak tickets and Season tickets are cheaper than Greater Anglia for similar journeys in and out of London* meaning you could save pounds on day trips or hundreds of pounds on your Annual Season ticket. If you’re interested, check out our price comparison against Greater Anglia here.

Ticket acceptance

We’ll be accepting monthly and longer Greater Anglia season tickets from stations between Billericay and Southend Victoria / Southminster only. All other customers will be required to buy a valid ticket for their journey. If you’re a Greater Anglia customer please check with them if you have any queries around acceptance for your ticket. Please note West Ham United Season Tickets aren’t accepted on match dates on our route.

*Prices are based on 2018 fares for c2c trains into London Fenchurch Street versus Greater Anglia trains into London Liverpool Street. This does not include comparison against Greater Anglia’s limited availability Advance Singles which can only be booked on certain trains. The c2c vs Greater Anglia comparisons are within a five mile radius of each other’s stations and have similar journey times to London.