Don`t they run that part of the line?
They run the entire line, but they don't decide when and where to do engineering works, or even carry them out. That lies soley in the hands of Network Rail. c2c have to comply with their wishes.
rubbish,lots of people go football on boxing day,it has been going on for tens of years.The rail network make enough money out of us to put trains on boxing day.christmas day fine but boxing day the trains should run.What about people who don't celebrate christmas???
And i am sure there are c2c workers who paid well for working would work.If sporting events,pubs,restaurants etc etc are open then the rail network should be as well.Don't have to be a brilliant service,just enough so people can travel to and from their homes
There doesn't have to be any service. The railway industry isn't there to meet your needs; it's there to make money. Why should the rail workers be forced to work when the vast majority of the population is at home and doesn't want to travel anyway? Trains would be running around almost empty and stations would be desserted. It's a complete waste of time.
Most of the rail lines in the country will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day with only the Stansted Express, Heathrow Express and Gatwick Express running from London (though I believe parts of the tube are too) and, I think, Central Trains in the midlands are running a very restricted service for some reason.