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 late night service between Wickford and Southminster, and between Shenfield and Southend Victoria from Monday 29 January to Thursday 1 February

Start date
29/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria, and between Wickford and Southminster

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

Late evening work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Wickford and Southminster, and between Shenfield and Hockley, closing all lines after 22:25.

The following changes have been confirmed for Monday 29 January, Tuesday 30 January, and Thursday 1 February. We are awaiting confirmation whether changes will be necessary on Wednesday 31 January.

Wickford - Southminster

The last trains each evening will be 20:56 Wickford to Southminster, and 21:31 Southminster to Wickford. After that, buses will run between Shenfield and Southminster, connecting with main line services at Shenfield.

London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria

The last through trains each evening will be 21:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria, and 21:30 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street.

After that, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Hockley.

Please note, the 00:15 and 00:50 (Tue-Fri) London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will not run. Customers can travel on London Liverpool Street to Colchester services, and change at Shenfield onto replacement buses.

After 22:25, Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street services will be replaced by buses between Hockley and London Liverpool Street.


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.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. Please check back nearer the time to see if Wednesday's services are affected.