C2c has announced how it will deal with disruption caused by engineering works over the bank holiday weekend.

Network Rail will be renewing track at Pitsea and continuing work on the Barking riverside project throughout the coming days.

This means services between Shoebury and London Fenchurch Street will be impacted, while there are also alterations to services from Tilbury and Grays.

In an update this afternoon, c2c is warning all passengers there will be NO trains available tomorrow (Saturday, August 28)morning before 7.45am.

It says passengers travelling to central London from the Southend or Basildon areas are advised to use Greater Anglia services – with c2c tickets accepted throughout tomorrow.

Rail-replacement buses will run to Upminster only, to connect with District Line services into central London.

All c2c tickets will be valid on the District Line.

These bus routes are:

  • Shoeburyness-Upminster calling all stations via Laindon o Pitsea-Upminster calling all stations via Ockendon
  • Grays-Upminster via Rainham and Purfleet only C2c says there are no trains running from Purfleet, Rainham or Dagenham Dock on Saturday, Sunday or Monday

This means:

• Rail-replacement buses will be running between Upminster and Grays, calling at Purfleet and Rainham only

• Passengers from Dagenham Dock can use their c2c tickets on bus routes EL2 or 287 to travel to/from Barking

C2c also says in addition to the late start to the train service on Saturday, there are no trains at all on the Tilbury or Ockendon lines on Sunday or Monday.

This means:

• Rail-replacement buses will run between Pitsea and Upminster via Tilbury and Ockendon, calling at all stations

Network Rail says it is carrying out the engineering works to minimise delays and problems in the future.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “We know that tourism is in high demand this summer and we have planned our work to minimise disruption.

“The vast majority of our passengers will be able to enjoy travelling by train over the bank holiday period.

“Passengers who are travelling out of the Anglia region should check how their journey might be affected.”

Anyone travelling by train this weekend is advised to check their journey before they travel.