Essex train operator c2c, which runs services between Southend and London has been named "Rail Operator of the Year”.
Rail company c2c are offering free journeys to unemployed people travelling to job interviews.
Unemployed people travelling to job interviews on c2c services won't have to pay for tickets.
The government's investing almost £3m into a trial of paperless ticketing on c2c trains across the South East.
c2c, which operates between Fenchurch Street, Shoeburyness and the Essex coast, will start using Oyster style cards at all of its stations outside London from January.
It's the first major step in the Department for Transport's £45m pound scheme to improve travel across the region.
There are delays of up to 30 minutes on C2C between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness due to a linside fire at Leigh-on-Sea. Tickets being accepted on Greater Anglia services.
Trains are at standstill while the Fire Brigade deal with the fire. C2C do not have an estimate for the resumption of a normal service
National Express train operator c2c has been shortlisted for two prestigious international awards in the inaugural European Rail Congress Awards.
c2c, which runs trains from Fenchurch Street to east London and south Essex, has been shortlisted for the European Commuter Operator of the Year award, with other finalists including train companies from France and Austria.
Also Thorpe Bay station in Essex has been shortlisted for the Small European Station of the Year award, following its £650,000 transformation last year into c2c’s flagship first “smart station”. It faces competition in the final round from the likes of the City Airport Terminal in Vienna.
National Express train operator c2c has given away 20,000 chocolates to commuters this morning, to say sorry for a train breaking down Thursday morning. Staff handed out the chocolates to passengers arriving from South Essex at stations in London.
– Julian Drury, c2c Managing Director
Last Thursday we fell below our usual high standards. That’s why we wanted to do something, as well as say sorry to everyone affected, whatever their delay was that day – short or long. c2c are the most punctual train operator in the country because we make sure disruption like that is rare, but on this occasion we have to hold our hands up and say sorry – and here’s a little something from us.”