Bosses say train services have been cut due a lack of commuters and demand - but commuters are blasting the firm after crowds were spotted on trains.

c2c announced it was reducing services from today citing 'the lowest customer demand.'

Commuters this morning raised major concerns over a lack of social distancing.

One worker said: "New timetable and all trains stopping at Barking, this is the result, no social distancing, all piled on at Upminster and barking, it wasn't like this a few weeks back, I am reporting this, why should we have to travel this way, no staff and no police.

"I now have to change my travel time again to accommodate this. Why? Oh and there were non mask wearers, dare I say it."

A c2c spokesman said: "We are reducing the frequency of off-peak and late-night services more heavily, as these trains now have the lowest customer demand. However these will be 8-carriage services, to maximise the space available onboard.

"We remain committed to providing you with a dependable service you can rely on. Throughout 2020 we have made timetable adjustments, as both staff availability and passenger demand has fluctuated.

"We will continue monitoring passenger numbers closely in the coming weeks, and will make further changes where necessary and possible."

c2c was contacted for further comment.