Sunday 23 January 2022
New franchise which replaced the earlier franchise of the same name, having been advertised by the DfT as 'Essex Thameside'. It was won by the existing operator National Express Group and the contract was signed on 16 July 2014.
The new contract includes 17 new trains, taking the total number of vehicles to 364 by 2024, as part of a total investment by the franchisee of £160 million. The end date of November 2029 may be postponed by up to 7 reporting periods (28 weeks). In January 2017 National Express announced a proposal to sell the c2c franchise to Trenitalia, subject to DfT approval. This was confirmed 13 February 2017.
9 November 2014
c2c Rail Ltd
Commuter and outer suburban services. London Fenchurch Street (limited service from Liverpool Street)-Tilbury/Basildon-Southend Central-Shoeburyness. Upminster-Grays.
to be replaced by