Trenitalia-owned train operator c2c is celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend from 2-5 June with a special map to showcase the numerous royal-themed points of interest along its London to South Essex route.
Highlights include: Barking station, which was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1961 after the booking hall was rebuilt between 1959-61;The Royal Gunpowder Magazines, which were built in Purfleet in 1759 to store gunpowder for the army and navy; and Tilbury Fort, which was first built by Henry VIII to protect London against France and also played an important role in the Napoleonic and World War I. Now owned by English Heritage the fort is seen as one of the finest examples of a 17th Century bastion.
c2c’s Managing Director Rob Mullen said: “We are really looking forward to Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee - our royal route map is the perfect guide to explore the area and the rich history of Essex and London. We know that many people will be planning to head to special events, meeting up with loved ones or simply enjoying some extra well-earned time off and we look forward to welcoming our passengers on board c2c for the occasion.”
c2c has also published a guide to the many free festivities during the long weekend for people of all ages to take part in including Southend’s Music in the Park at Priory Park and Focal Point Gallery’s Creative Open Day, which is running a range of activities including a community street art project.
For more information on the map’s key points of interest visit: www.c2c-online.co.uk.