Extra c2c seats for summer holidays

Extra c2c seats for summer holidays

Extra c2c seats for summer holidays

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NATIONAL Express train operator c2c is providing more than 120,000 extra seats to help families make the most of the summer holidays.

From now until the end of August, 16 of c2c’s most popular off-peak trains every day will be doubled in length to eight carriages and there will be additional specialist staff travelling on trains.

This includes the first six daily off-peak trains from Southend to London, and will provide more than 4,500 extra seats every weekday.

During the school summer holidays, c2c is also deploying its mobile teams of Travel Guardians.

These are specialist staff who will be travelling around the c2c network to provide travel advice and assistance as well as dealing with any incidents of antisocial behaviour.

Their particular focus will be helping young people, who may not be used to travelling alone on trains.

c2c managing director Julian Drury said: “We know the school holidays are a really popular time for day trippers, whether they’re heading into London or to the coast.

“That’s why we’re putting more seats on our busiest offpeak trains, and why we will have additional expert staff who can provide help and advice for customers.”

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8:37am Tue 29 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

That's all well and good but fares are so expensive, people with kids find it difficult to fund a day out these days.
That's all well and good but fares are so expensive, people with kids find it difficult to fund a day out these days. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

10:11am Tue 29 Jul 14

ducky18 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
That's all well and good but fares are so expensive, people with kids find it difficult to fund a day out these days.
If you travel after 10am from Benfleet, a one day travel card for a child costs £2. That also includes zones 1 - 6 on the underground as well.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good but fares are so expensive, people with kids find it difficult to fund a day out these days.[/p][/quote]If you travel after 10am from Benfleet, a one day travel card for a child costs £2. That also includes zones 1 - 6 on the underground as well. ducky18
  • Score: 2

11:15am Tue 29 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

ducky18 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
That's all well and good but fares are so expensive, people with kids find it difficult to fund a day out these days.
If you travel after 10am from Benfleet, a one day travel card for a child costs £2. That also includes zones 1 - 6 on the underground as well.
Useful info. Thanks for that.

But I'd like to be able to pay for my 16 year old to travel back and forth on the railway to visit his mates but he has to pay full adult fare despite not leaving full time education till he is 18 and therefore not earning.

I shall have to pay for him to attend college via railway or bus. Child fare should be until age of 18 now the law on leaving school has changed.

College is expensive as you need equipment, resources etc to buy too.

Adult bus and train fares on top is ridiculous. My son will be applying for a driving licence very soon and is already learning to drive under the Essex Young Driver scheme. But then we face ludicrous insurance premiums. You can't win.

In other countries, public transport is much cheaper and more efficient.
[quote][p][bold]ducky18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good but fares are so expensive, people with kids find it difficult to fund a day out these days.[/p][/quote]If you travel after 10am from Benfleet, a one day travel card for a child costs £2. That also includes zones 1 - 6 on the underground as well.[/p][/quote]Useful info. Thanks for that. But I'd like to be able to pay for my 16 year old to travel back and forth on the railway to visit his mates but he has to pay full adult fare despite not leaving full time education till he is 18 and therefore not earning. I shall have to pay for him to attend college via railway or bus. Child fare should be until age of 18 now the law on leaving school has changed. College is expensive as you need equipment, resources etc to buy too. Adult bus and train fares on top is ridiculous. My son will be applying for a driving licence very soon and is already learning to drive under the Essex Young Driver scheme. But then we face ludicrous insurance premiums. You can't win. In other countries, public transport is much cheaper and more efficient. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Tue 29 Jul 14

wobblybob says...

Some c2c fares are so high they've got a cheek calling them off-peak!
Example: return from Grays to Stamford-Le-Hope - Peak £5:80, Off-Peak £5:70, that's 10p (or 1.725%) discount! It wasn't that long ago they were advertising that you could save a third by travelling off-peak. If c2c want people to use their off-peak services they need to drop the fares a.s.a.p.
Some c2c fares are so high they've got a cheek calling them off-peak! Example: return from Grays to Stamford-Le-Hope - Peak £5:80, Off-Peak £5:70, that's 10p (or 1.725%) discount! It wasn't that long ago they were advertising that you could save a third by travelling off-peak. If c2c want people to use their off-peak services they need to drop the fares a.s.a.p. wobblybob
  • Score: 1

4:09pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Cockle says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
ducky18 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
That's all well and good but fares are so expensive, people with kids find it difficult to fund a day out these days.
If you travel after 10am from Benfleet, a one day travel card for a child costs £2. That also includes zones 1 - 6 on the underground as well.
Useful info. Thanks for that.

But I'd like to be able to pay for my 16 year old to travel back and forth on the railway to visit his mates but he has to pay full adult fare despite not leaving full time education till he is 18 and therefore not earning.

I shall have to pay for him to attend college via railway or bus. Child fare should be until age of 18 now the law on leaving school has changed.

College is expensive as you need equipment, resources etc to buy too.

Adult bus and train fares on top is ridiculous. My son will be applying for a driving licence very soon and is already learning to drive under the Essex Young Driver scheme. But then we face ludicrous insurance premiums. You can't win.

In other countries, public transport is much cheaper and more efficient.
There is also a Young Person's Railcard available for those aged 16-25, covers up to 26th birthday. Cost is £30 per annum or £70 for a three year card and gives a 30% discount off the adult fare. Not quite your son's previous half price but still a fair saving on the full adult fare and would probably cost in if he's traveling every day.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ducky18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good but fares are so expensive, people with kids find it difficult to fund a day out these days.[/p][/quote]If you travel after 10am from Benfleet, a one day travel card for a child costs £2. That also includes zones 1 - 6 on the underground as well.[/p][/quote]Useful info. Thanks for that. But I'd like to be able to pay for my 16 year old to travel back and forth on the railway to visit his mates but he has to pay full adult fare despite not leaving full time education till he is 18 and therefore not earning. I shall have to pay for him to attend college via railway or bus. Child fare should be until age of 18 now the law on leaving school has changed. College is expensive as you need equipment, resources etc to buy too. Adult bus and train fares on top is ridiculous. My son will be applying for a driving licence very soon and is already learning to drive under the Essex Young Driver scheme. But then we face ludicrous insurance premiums. You can't win. In other countries, public transport is much cheaper and more efficient.[/p][/quote]There is also a Young Person's Railcard available for those aged 16-25, covers up to 26th birthday. Cost is £30 per annum or £70 for a three year card and gives a 30% discount off the adult fare. Not quite your son's previous half price but still a fair saving on the full adult fare and would probably cost in if he's traveling every day. Cockle
  • Score: 0

11:10am Wed 30 Jul 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

ducky18 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
That's all well and good but fares are so expensive, people with kids find it difficult to fund a day out these days.
If you travel after 10am from Benfleet, a one day travel card for a child costs £2. That also includes zones 1 - 6 on the underground as well.
Gandy has to use the "other " line as C2C doesn't run through Rayleigh
[quote][p][bold]ducky18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: That's all well and good but fares are so expensive, people with kids find it difficult to fund a day out these days.[/p][/quote]If you travel after 10am from Benfleet, a one day travel card for a child costs £2. That also includes zones 1 - 6 on the underground as well.[/p][/quote]Gandy has to use the "other " line as C2C doesn't run through Rayleigh Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 1

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