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 Wickford after 23:00 each night from Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 November

Start date
26/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria

TOC(s) affected
Greater Anglia

Work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Shenfield and Wickford each evening, closing all lines after 23:00.

The last services to run will be:

  • 22:13 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
  • 22:30 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street

After these trains, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford.

The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will not run. Customers should use the 00:18 or 00:50 Liverpool Lime Street to Colchester services, and change at Shenfield for buses towards Southend Victoria and intermediate stations.

The 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street and the 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street services will be retimed, and will be replaced by buses between Wickford and London Liverpool Street.

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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


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.