Bus replacements for TfL Rail trains on Bank Holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 April 2016

A TfL Rail train. Picture: Hammersfan/Wikimedia Commons

A TfL Rail train. Picture: Hammersfan/Wikimedia Commons

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TfL Rail trains from Shenfield to Ilford over the Bank Holiday weekend will be replaced by buses due to engineering works.

The service which runs to London Liverpool Street will run as normal on Saturday, but on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday will be disrupted.

Trains between Shenfield and Ilford – which stops at Chadwell Heath, Goodmayes and Seven Kings – will be replaced by buses on both days.

Four trains an hour will run between Ilford and London Liverpool Street.

Network Rail’s Anglia’s route managing director, Richard Schofield, said: “With passenger numbers continuing to grow and the demands being placed on our railway getting ever greater, it’s vital that we get big chunks of time to get onto our railway to carry our heavy maintenance work and complete big investment schemes.

“This will keep the network ticking over and make it safer and more reliable for the millions who rely on it every day.”

Work is being carried out at Seven Kings to install new overhead lines which will hopefully prevent the wiring from sagging in the summer heat.

Visit to check the latest status of TfL Rail.

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