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This franchise. originally branded LTS, was to have been one of the first three to start, in February 1996. However, the discovery of ticketing irregularities was followed by suspension of the process while the Rail Regulator investigated. The contract was withdrawn and new bids invited from the remaining contenders. The winner Prism Rail was acquired by National Express in 2000. LTS became c2c in 2002, by which time the slam-door fleet had been replaced by Class 357 units. The original franchise was extended two years in 2011 and was further extended in May 2013. It was replaced by a new contract announced in July 2014, starting in November.

start date
26 May 1996
end date
8 November 2014

owned by
National Express Group plc

legal title
c2c Rail Ltd

service area
Commuter and outer suburban services. London Fenchurch Street (limited service from Liverpool Street)-Tilbury/Basildon-Southend Central-Shoeburyness. Upminster-Grays.

LTS Rail TOU (British Railways Board)

was replaced by


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