Travelling on the c2c network this weekend it seems to be more complex than it needs to be. No service London Fenchurch Street to Barking, and Barking to Grays via Dagenham Dock. All trains diverted to Stratford and London Liverpool Street. How comes a journey from the Tilbury loop is so fragmented to get to London? On a normal day you would be able get a direct train from say Stanford-le-Hope towards London Terminals. In the instance of today and the last few weekends, you have to take three trains: One from Stanford-le-Hope to Grays One from Grays to Upminster One from Upminster to London Very inconvenient when surely a direct train could still be provided as normal? I worry that this isn't an efficient use of resources and would put people off using the train from the Thurrock and Thames Gateway area. Anyone know the rationale behind this?