NATIONAL Express train operator c2c and local community groups jointly known as Tilbury Spirit, combine to give Tilbury residents a free day out to Southend-on-Sea on Saturday 30 July 2016.
More than 300 passengers made up of up to 60 local families were transported to a great Summers day out in Southend, courtesy of c2c coupled with special birthday announcements made by the train driver for all who were celebrating their birthdays over the weekend.
Many of the Tilbury residents had never been on the trains before and chose to spend the day on the beach, while others hit the High Street and Adventure Island.
c2c Group Station Manager Julie Davis said: "We’ve worked closely with the Tilbury Spirit community group over the last few years, and we’re delighted our special private train proved so popular and so many local people enjoyed their free day out."
The Mayor of Thurrock who came to see local residents off said “It is great that c2c give the local community this wonderful treat every year’