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Shenfield Station

A number of improvements are being delivered at Shenfield station in preparation for the new Elizabeth line services, including:

  • A new bay platform (platform 6) for Elizabeth line trains
  • Platform extensions to accommodate the new  200 metre long Elizabeth line trains
  • New station signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV.

In addition to the station improvements, new sidings are being constructed to the east of the station and significant trackwork is being carried out to improve reliability and increase capacity. This work is now nearing completion.

Crossrail has also been working with Brentwood Borough Council on proposals for improvements to the area around the station. Early proposals were published in 2014.


Since May 2015, TfL has been operating the stopping services from Shenfield station.

From summer 2017, new trains will be introduced between Shenfield and Liverpool Street.

From December 2019, when the route fully opens, passengers will be able to travel through central London without having to change trains.

At peak times, Shenfield station will be served by 12 Elizabeth line trains an hour in each direction. Fast services into Liverpool Street will be unaffected by the introduction of the new Crossrail service.






50 mins

51 mins

Bond Street

40 mins

48 mins

Canary Wharf

30 mins

40 mins

Heathrow 2 & 3

1 hr 17 mins

1 hr 16 mins

* Journey time calculated using the fast service between Shenfield and Liverpool street

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Current Works

Shenfield station

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Description of work:

The north-east section of the Elizabeth Line will run to Shenfield in Essex. Shenfield Station is being changed to facilitate the new service, including the addition of a new bay platform on the north-west side (platform 6) and alterations to the track and sidings at both ends of the station. There will also be new signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV on the platforms. When the full Elizabeth Line service commences in 2019, it will provide 12 trains per hour from and towards central London during peak periods. These will be all station stopping services replacing the existing TfL Rail service, while the fast services will be able to continue as they do today.

Details of work as PDF:

Shenfield station

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Description of work:

Officers Meadow - temporary rail access point, works update - February 2016

Details of work as PDF: