Ensignbus route 73, which runs between Lakeside and Tilbury Civic Square via London Road, Grays and Socketts Heath, will gain a 24 hour service on Mondays to Fridays from January 3, 2012.
The first bus on a Monday morning from Tilbury will be at 0405hrs. The service will then run until the 0045 departure from Lakeside on Friday night. On Monday to Thursday nights the service will run hourly between 2300 and 0500hrs.
The service will trial for an initial six month period, after which it is hoped it will become permanent.
Paul Dickson customer services manager at Ensignbus, said: “We’re delighted to be able introduce a 24 hour service on route 73. It’s something we’ve been looking at for a while.”