c2c line status: Good service

Your onboard experience

Our clean, comfortable and air conditioned trains run between London and South Essex with journey times around one hour from Southend to Fenchurch Street.

From toilets onboard to Priority Seats for those less able to stand, and onboard WiFi for staying connected - we want everyone to enjoy their experience travelling with us. Here are some of the ways we work hard to make sure your journey with us is as comfortable as possible. 

Finding less busy trains

You can see how busy the train are and find out which morning peak London bound trains have spare seats from a number of our busiest stations with our handy tool:

How busy are the trains tool

Carriage temperature

All of our trains are fully air conditioned. Heating and air conditioning on each of our trains is controlled in each individual carriage by its own on board computer. If you have a problem with the heating or air con please report it and we'll aim to get this fixed as soon as possible. 

Report a fault with your carriage temperature

Priority Seats

All of our trains have clearly marked Priority Seats for people who are disabled, pregnant, or less able to stand. Priority Seats are generally found near the carriage doors. You can also request a baby on board or Priority Seat badge to show fellow passengers easily that you need a seat. 

Priority Seat badges

Free onboard WiFi and entertainment

As well as free WiFi at stations you can enjoy free WiFi on our trains too.  Just connect to ‘Free c2c Train WiFi’ when you board. Alternatively you can kick back and enjoy our new onboard entertainment service, vista, giving you access to Sky News, Sports and Weather bulletins, and some of the best TV and popular magazines.

Discover vista

Quiet zones

If you're looking to travel in peace and quiet look out for the carriages with the quiet zones stickers on them. One in four of our carriages are marked as a quiet zone and these politely ask customers to put their devices on silent, avoid phone calls, and keep conversations to a minimum so if you're travelling in these carriages you can do so in peace and quiet.


We have toilets onboard all of our trains. There is generally at least one toilet every four carraiges.

Feeling unwell

If you feel unwell whilst on a train, getting off at the next station will normally be the quickest way to get help from our station staff or an ambulance crew, if they have been called. Many of our staff are first aid trained so will be able to help you straight away or call an ambulance for you.

Cycles on trains

We welcome bicycles on our trains so long as they are stored safely and out of the way of other customers. During peak travel times we are only able to accept folding bikes on the trains.

Taking your bicycle on our route.

Keeping you safe

We work closely a dedicated team from the British Transport Police on board our trains and at stations who are there to help make sure you're safe and secure. We also have a dedicated CCTV suite which monitors stations 24/7.

More info

No smoking

Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is not allowed at any c2c station or on any c2c train, except on station forecourts and in car parks.

Pets on trains

You may take up to two dogs or other small domestic animals free of charge with you onto the train.