c2c is making changes to its December timetable including a new fast train from Southend to London during the morning rush hour.

The train times will change from Sunday December 11 and includes a faster train from Shoebury to London Fenchurch Street.

The key changes are:

Mondays to Fridays: 07.18 Shoebury to Fenchurch Street – this is a faster service to London and will no longer call at Leigh, Benfleet, Pitsea, Laindon and Limehouse.

07.29 Thorpe Bay to Fenchurch Street – this is an additional service and calls at all stations except West Horndon and Barking

18.30 Fenchurch Street to Shoebury – this is also an additional service and calls at all stations except Barking, West Horndon and Pitsea.

Saturdays: Most Ockendon line services will be strengthened from 4-cars to 8-cars due to increased customer demand.

c2c managing director Rob Mullen said: “Our new December timetable broadly maintains current service levels across the c2c route but having listened to our customers, we have added two new peak trains as well as giving those on the Ockendon line more service availability on Saturdays.

“We continue to monitor customer levels and we will strengthen our services wherever we are able.”

Customers can view the December timetable on the c2c website.