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The best way to reach the Epping Ongar Railway is to catch a train to London Liverpool Street, then hopping on the London Underground Central Line (eastbound), and staying on to the end of the line to Epping station. From Epping, the 339 vintage bus service will take you to North Weald station – one of the main stops on the Epping Ongar Railway, restored to its pre-WW2 appearance.

The Epping Ongar Railway winds through the beautiful Essex countryside, taking you on a heritage train journey like no other. Keen to learn more? Visit Epping Ongar Railway’s website for more information.


Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 06:10 - 20:00
Sunday 07:10 - 20:10
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Vending machines
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesOn platforms 3/4 and 5
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Premium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces575
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces112
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="4 Sheffield Stand spaces">112&yuml;Sheffield Stand spaces</span></p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

More about the Epping Ongar Railway

The heritage railway line consists of two beautifully restored stations, North Weald and Ongar, plus a final stop at Epping Forest where the service terminates. You’ll roll through the East Anglian countryside on a classic steam or diesel locomotive, with the chance to hop off and experience what each station has to offer, as passengers would have done all those decades ago. Both North Weald and Ongar have spots to enjoy a bite to eat. Ongar has been restored to authentic 1880s condition, complete with a micro-gallery and original Great Eastern Railways signal box.

Be sure to foray outside the stations to the quaint surrounding villages. Chipping Ongar is a historical market town home to independent shops and historic buildings – well worth a wander around!

Departures and arrivals from Shenfield

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Shenfield station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia22:194On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia22:202On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia22:253On time
to London Liverpool StreetTfL Rail22:295On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia22:351On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia22:184On time
from London Liverpool StreetTfL Rail22:185On time
from Colchester TownGreater Anglia22:192On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia22:253On time
from London Liverpool StreetTfL Rail22:335On time
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