TRENTALIA-owned train operator c2c is celebrating Halloween this year with the launch of a spooky trail to unmask numerous eerie experiences along the London to South Essex route that’ll be sure to give passengers a fright.
Mysterious tales on the trail include: The bizarre occurrence that took place at Liverpool Street Station in the year 2000 of CCTV footage capturing a blurry spectre on the closed Eastbound Central line platform. Workers went to check and initially saw nothing until an ethereal set of white overalls appeared to be sitting on a nearby bench!
Travelling out to East London and built during the reign of Elizabeth I, Eastbury Hall in Barking is rumoured to have connections to the gunpowder plot. Visitors have reported seeing a little girl in Elizabethan clothing in the upper rooms.
Known to roam the Essex coastline and countryside, Black Shucks, ghostly black dogs with glowing red eyes have been seen around Pitsea Mount, Hadleigh Castle, Shoeburyness and on the road between Fobbing and Vange.
At the end of the line, Southend has numerous hauntings across the city from the sea front to the historic Prittlewell Priory. Said to wander around the building still is a monk who dabbles in black magic and makes the local birdlife go crazy when he appears.
For more information on the trail’s key spooky spots and to plan your day out, visit our website.
c2c’s Managing Director, Rob Mullen, said: “We wanted to create something that brought a little spooky entertainment to the route this Halloween. Our creepy trail offers a fun day out for the kids, or a group of friends, as you go out to explore all the mysterious spots along the trail.”
c2c has 2FOR1 vouchers on offer for many spooky London attractions during the month of October, for both children and adults alike, when you purchase a c2c ticket, from the London Dungeons to the Ghost Bus Tours and a Jack the Ripper walking tour.
c2c customers are also encouraged to purchase tickets in advance on their c2c Smartcard to make travelling to all spooky themed attractions in London and Essex quicker and easier during the month of October. www.c2c-online.co.uk/tickets-and-fares/c2c-smartcard/
How to purchase 2FOR1 tickets for this month’s spooky London Attractions: Find the 2FOR1 London offer you’d like to redeem (located on the c2c website – www.c2c-online.co.uk/destinations-offers/2-for-1-offers-in-london/.