c2c apologises for 'truly horrible' journey for commuters

Southend Standard

Train company c2c has apologised for the "truly horrible" journey home experienced by commuters on Wednesday.

Thousands were stuck getting home from London Fenchurch Street to Southend and Basildon during the rush hour because of the Liverpool Street track defect.

Trains cancelled after freezing weather warning

Greater Anglia Trains has cancelled a number of services tomorrow and Wednesday after a yellow warning of snow and ice was issued for much of eastern England.

The company said it was drawing up contingency plans which include ending services by 22:00 tonight and running a limited service from 06:00 to 22:00 tomorrow and Thursday.

It's planning to cancel trains from Norwich to Sheringham, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, from Ipswich to Felixstowe and Lowestoft, from Colchester to Colchester Town and from Stratford to Tottenham Hale.

Services are also affected on the London to Southend and London to Stansted Airport lines.

Operator c2c said a normal timetable is planned until 21.00, after which some services will be altered or cancelled.

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c2c running replacement buses on stretch of network

Something to be aware of if you're travelling on South Essex's c2c line this morning - the firm says due to high winds causing problems between Upminster and Ockendon, Ensign Buses is taking passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.

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Man burnt as hot drink is thrown into a train at Benfleet

British Transport Police (BTP) have issued this CCTV image of a man they want to trace after hot liquid was thrown into a train at Benfleet station.

CCTV image of the suspect

The incident occurred on the 06:27 C2C service from Benfleet to Fenchurch on Tuesday, 26 September.

There was an altercation between two men on the platform shortly before the train was due to depart.

One of the men threw his cup of coffee inside the train, and the hot liquid hit a 21-year-old man in the face.

He suffered minor burns, reddening and soreness. The suspect left the station.

Anyone with information is asked to call BTP or Crimestoppers.