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 service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Manningtree on Friday 1 January

Start date
27/12/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Braintree / Clacton-on-Sea / Colchester / Colchester Town / Ipswich / Harwich International / Walton-on-the-Naze / Witham / Norwich 

TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Gidea Park / Shenfield

TOC(s) affected
Greater AngliaTfL Rail

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Manningtree / Hythe, closing various lines.

Greater Anglia

Buses will replace trains on the following routes:

  • between Ipswich and London Liverpool Street (fast train to connect with Greater Anglia / Stansted Express services towards Stansted Airport)
  • between Manningtree and Newbury Park Central Line tube station calling at Hythe, Colchester, Marks Tey, Kelvedon, Witham, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Shenfield and Newbury Park Central Line tube station.
  • between Braintree and Witham
  • between Sudbury and Marks Tey


Trains will run between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester Town, and also between Walton-on-the-Naze and Colchester Town. Passengers should change at Hythe for connecting buses to Colchester and beyond.

A shuttle train service will run between Manningtree and Ipswich, and between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

Train / bus services will only operate hourly until midday today.

Customers may use London Underground Central Line services between Newbury Park and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.

TfL Rail

No trains will operate between London Liverpool Street and Romford.

A reduced rail service will operate between Romford and Shenfield.

Buses will operate between:

  • Stratford and Romford, calling all stations except Maryland
  • Romford and Newbury Park Underground station.

You can use London Underground services between:

  • London Liverpool Street and Newbury Park
  • London Liverpool Street and Stratford

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages