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c2c is a train operating company that provides train services, on a franchise basis, on the former London Tilbury & Southend Railway line from Fenchurch Street in the City of London to east London and south Essex stations including Limehouse, West Ham, Barking, Basildon, Chafford Hundred (for Lakeside Shopping Centre), Tilbury, Southend and Shoeburyness.
c2c is a National Express Group company. Formerly owned by Prism Rail, the company was then called LTS Rail.
Unlike other rail operators in the London area, c2c allow Oyster card (including Prepay) to be purchased at and used between Fenchurch Street, Limehouse, West Ham, Barking and Upminster. Travelcards charged to Oyster (but not Prepay) can also be used at Dagenham Dock and Rainham.
The off peak service consists of eight trains an hour arriving and departing Fenchurch Street all calling at West Ham and Barking. The service then splits at either Barking or Upminster with two trains an hour for Grays via Rainham, two for Southend Central via Ockendon and four services to Shoeburyness via Basildon (two of which run semi-fast and do not stop at Limehouse, West Horndon, Laindon or Pitsea).
During peak times there is a much increased service and some trains run fast as far as Benfleet while other stopping services terminate short at Laindon or Grays.
List of stations served
- Fenchurch Street railway station
- Limehouse station
- West Ham station
- Barking station
- Upminster station
- Grays railway station
- Tilbury Town railway station
- East Tilbury railway station
- Stanford-le-Hope railway station
- Pitsea railway station
- Benfleet railway station
- Leigh on Sea railway station
- Chalkwell railway station
- Westcliff railway station
- Southend Central railway station
- Southend East railway station
- Thorpe Bay railway station
- Shoeburyness railway station
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