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 late May

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

TOC(s) affected
TfL Rail

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

Customer Advice:

Monday to Friday:

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

A slightly reduced peak service will also operate between Brentwood and Gidea Park.

A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood to help with your journey.

Saturday and Sunday

Every Saturday and Sunday, no service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Saturday 1 and Saturday 22 April

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

Replacement buses will operate as follows on weekends:

Service C: Stratford (stop at Stratford City Bus Station) - Forest Gate (stops in Romford Road) - Manor Park (stops in Romford Road) - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford

Service D: Newbury Park (For London Underground Central line) - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield.

Alternative Travel Options:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided as well as Ensignbus route 81 between Shenfield and Brentwood (via Brentwood High Street) for connections with Greater Anglia services at Shenfield.

Check before you travel:

Until 21 April, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 22 April, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.


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.