c2c extends Oyster PAYG to Grays
c2c and Transport for London are joining forces to further extend the use of Oyster Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) on the c2c network outside the Greater London boundary.
From 2 January 2010 Oyster PAYG will be extended to Grays, Purfleet, Chafford Hundred and Ockendon through this additional roll-out of PAYG to c2c services. Oyster PAYG already operates on c2c services from London Fenchurch Street as far as Upminster, and including Limehouse, West Ham and Barking stations.
Julian Drury, Managing Director of c2c said: “We are delighted that our customers will be able to use Oyster pay as you go for journeys between Grays, Purfleet, Chafford Hundred and Ockendon, and Greater London from 2 January next year. Oyster pay as you go is a flexible and convenient way to pay for your journey and is increasingly popular with c2c customers in the Greater London area. We know from what our customers have told us that extending this facility now to these stations outside Greater London will be welcomed.”
Guy Dangerfield, Passenger Link Manager for Passenger Focus commented: “Passengers will welcome the further extension of Oyster pay as you go on the c2c network in Greater London. Being able to travel to and from stations within London by touching in and out with Oyster pay as you go will make travelling by train a whole lot simpler for many passengers”.
Notes to Editors
c2c set a new Passenger Performance Measure (PPM) record for all UK franchised train operators with a moving annual average of 95.8% at the end of June 2009. This is the highest-ever punctuality rating achieved by c2c over a 12-month period and also the best figure achieved by any franchised train operator in Britain. It also equals the punctuality record of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in the year ended 31st December 2008.
The company’s Class 357 train fleet has also regularly performed to the highest level of reliability in the country.