Saturday, June 15, 2024

Day 4: MP gets involved as C2C timetable chaos continues

THE c2c timetable controversy has continued into a fourth day with no signs of it abating.

C2C have said that they may well issue a statement at some time on Wednesday. They appeared to be banking on the timetable bedding in and the complaints receding but as of Wednesday morning, there seemed to be no sign of this.

South Basildon and East Thurrock MP, Stephen Metcalfe has spoken to irate residents on twitter and said he would speak to c2c and monitor the situation.

Customers have got in touch with Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price but it appears that they have not had a reply (on social media).

We do try to harvest tweets that are positive as well as negative and we are also aware that a selection of tweets does not make a scientific survey but all we can do, as a newspaper, is reflect on the strength of feeling out there.

This strength of feeling is from people who are, to use a political term for a minute, the strivers in our society. The people who get up at first break and make a living for themselves and their families.

@dankosta1979 said: "I would like to know how many passengers have squeeze onto trains before it becomes a matter of health and safety".

@c2ccustmers said: "I have no idea how @c2c_Rail are keeping up with all there complaints! Twitter is in meltdown. LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE!!!".

@SEJ1980 said: "Seriously @c2c_Rail! How do the new times help? Now my train takes 65mins when it used to take 50!".

@a-carmichael said: "EVERYONE wants the fast service! That’s what a commuter train should be. Suggesting get a later train is wrong!

@leanne0790 said: "Why is the 7.57 train to Fen late. Thanks for making me late for work 3 days in a row! Not a happy customer".


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