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C2C are owned by the National Express Group and operate the Essex Thameside franchise on the London, Tilbury & Southend line.

National Express Group acquired Prism Rail in 2000and in addition to rolling out the brand name c2c in 2003, they replaced the entire fleet with Class 357 Electrostar trains.

C2C have won numerous industry awards including Most Punctual Train Operator and London Commuter Operator of the Year, truly marking a transformation from the ‘Misery Line’ of the early 2000s to the UK’s best performing train operator with consistently high customer satisfaction 2013.

With Direct Rail you can search for c2c train times and book a c2c train ticket simply and securely online - and all at the lowest prices!