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.

Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Hockley / Southminster after 21:35 from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 March

Start date
19/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Southminster

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

Engineering work is taking place between Shenfield and Hockley and also between Wickford and Southminster after 21:35 each night.

Replacement buses will run between Shenfield and Hockley, and also between Shenfield and Southminster. The 22:30 and 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street services will be replaced by bus services which will start from Hockley. An amended train service will run between Hockley and Southend Victoria.

The last train from London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria will run at 21:35. The last train from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street is at 21:30.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.


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:

Work on the next phase of a £46m programme that will transform travel on the Southend Victoria branch line will take place on weeknights until May as part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan.

Over the last year, engineers have installed over 100 structures that will carry new overhead wires and between Shenfield and Southend Victoria and over 1km of overhead wire between Shenfield and Billericay. This marks the start of work to install 128km of overhead wire on the whole line to reduce delays caused by sagging overhead wires.