ESSEX rail company c2c is urging motorists to ditch the car and take the train by offering 50 per cent discount on off-peak travel as part of a series of green schemes.

The  company, which runs services from Shoebury to London Fenchurch Street, is spearheading its first  ‘Go Green’ week from Monday (September 23) to September 29 to help raise awareness around climate change and to share their commitment to making their impact on the environment as small as possible.

As part of the initiatives, c2c is offering a 50 per cent discount code during the week, for use on off-peak tickets bought for travel between October 1 and November 3.

A spokesperson for c2c said: “Rail travel is one of the greenest forms of public transport. We’re in a great position to be advocates for going greener. This week is a celebration of all the ways we are green, and a commitment to being even greener in the future.”

Some of the ways c2c will be showing their commitment for the environment over green week is sharing wildflower seeds for station staff to scatter around stations, seeking advice from the Essex Wildlife Trust on how to use disused land around the railways and stations to protect local wildlife, and talking about more eco friendly ways for customers to get to and from the station.

John More, Living Landscape co-ordinator for Essex Wildlife Trust said: “We’re thrilled to be working with c2c rail on this project raising awareness around the potential wildlife value of how to use disused land and how it can be improved to it promote wildlife.”

c2c are also fortunate to have many beautiful nature reserves close to their stations. They’re hoping the 50 per cent discount encourages customers to get outdoors and explore the woodlands, coastal paths and nature parks of South Essex.


Customers can claim their Go Green discount by clicking here