Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended TfL Rail service until the end of May

Start date
03/01/2017  00:00
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TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

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TfL Rail

Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between Brentwood and Shenfield, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Until the end of May 2017 there will be an amended weekday TfL Rail service between Gidea Park and Shenfield.

On weekdays:

  • Trains run approximately every 20 minutes between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield
  • Peak services between Gidea Park and Brentwood continue to be slightly reduced
  • Trains towards London Liverpool Street may depart Brentwood and Harold Wood slightly earlier


A full weekend service has resumed to and from Shenfield except on the following dates:

Saturday 27 May

There will be no TfL Rail service between London Liverpool Street and Stratford. Please use the London Underground Central line.
Trains will run approximately every 10 minutes on the rest of the line. Trains towards Stratford will only stop at Maryland every 20 minutes.

Sunday 28 and Monday 29 (Bank Holiday) Monday

No trains will run between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street.

Your TfL Rail journey can be made using replacement buses and London Underground services:

  • Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Chadwell Heath, and will then run to Newbury Park to connect with London Underground services to/from central London.
  • Replacement buses are also running between Romford and Stratford.
  • London Underground Central line services can be used between Stratford and London Liverpool Street.
Check before you travel:

You can check your journey by using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Crossrail, which is now known as the Elizabeth Line, will link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new tunnels under central London and will bring faster journey times, new trains and improved accessibility.