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TfL Rail Former Services
TfL Rail Shenfield Branch
TfL Rail took over operations from Abellio Greater Anglia on 31 May 2015. TfL Rail subsequently introduced a fleet of new Class 345 trains. On 22 June 2017, Class 345 trains entered passenger service on the Shenfield branch.
The Class 315 trains continued to be maintained at the existing Ilford depot, but the Class 345 trains are maintained at Old Oak Common and Ilford depots.
TfL Rail Heathrow Branch
TfL Rail inherited five Class 360 units from Heathrow Connect when it took over operations on 20 May 2018. These trains were used to operate the existing half-hourly (2tph) service to Heathrow.
On 30 July 2020, Class 345 trains entered passenger service on the Heathrow branch. The last Class 360 trains were withdrawn in September 2020.
TfL Rail Reading Branch
On 26 September 2019, TfL Rail announced that it would take over the Paddington to Reading stopping services on 15 December 2019, using Class 345 trains in place of the Class 387 and Class 165 trains used by Great Western Railway.
Before that, on 25 November 2019 six GWR services a day started to operate using Class 345 trains, operated by TfL, to get drivers ready and stock in place for the main 15 December switch over.
TfL Rail Route Tables
Prior to the opening of the Elizabeth line on 24 May 2022, the timetabled weekday off-peak service pattern consisted of:
TfL Rail Shenfield Branch
  • London Liverpool Street to Shenfield   8 tph
Stratford, Maryland, Forest Gate, Manor Park, Ilford, Seven Kings, Goodmayes, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Gidea Park, Harold Wood, Brentwood
Until May 2021 during weekday peak hours, calling patterns were varied, with some stations omitted on certain services. This was replaced with all stations called by every service from the 16 May 2021 timetable.
Gidea Park was used as an alternative eastern terminus for some services, typically at peak times and on Sundays.
TfL Rail Reading and Heathrow Branches
  • London Paddington to Reading   2 tph
Ealing Broadway, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Iver, Langley, Slough, Burnham, Taplow, Maidenhead, Twyford
During peak times, service frequency increases up to 4 trains per hour.
  • London Paddington to Hayes & Harlington   2 tph
Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall
  • London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 4[a]   2 tph
Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington, Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
a^ During the COVID-19 pandemic, Heathrow Terminal 4 station has been closed. Services towards Heathrow Airport have been diverted to Heathrow Terminal 5
TfL Rail Rolling Stock
TfL Rail Fleet carried over to the Elizabeth line
  • Class 315   EMU
Liverpool Street – Shenfield
1980-1981   1980–2022
  • Class 345 Aventra   EMU
Liverpool Street – Shenfield
Paddington – Reading
Paddington – Heathrow Airport
2015–2019   June 2017–present
TfL Rail Past Fleet
TfL Rail Former units operated by TfL Rail include:
  • Class 360 Desiro   EMU
London Paddington – Heathrow Terminal 4 (Heathrow Connect)
2004–2005   2020
TfL Rail Overview
TfL Rail Owner: Transport for London
TfL Rail Locale:
Greater London
TfL Rail Transit Type:
Commuter rail
Rapid transit
TfL Rail Number of Lines: 2
TfL Rail Line Number:
Shenfield - Liverpool Street
Paddington - Hayes & Harlington, Heathrow Terminal 4 and Reading
TfL Rail Number of Stations: 32 (22 managed)
TfL Rail Began Operation: 31 May 2015, 8 years ago
TfL Rail Ended Operation: 23 May 2022, 14 months ago (rebranded as Elizabeth line)
TfL Rail Operator(s): MTR Corporation
TfL Rail Reporting Marks: XR
TfL Rail Technical System Length: 36 miles 54 chains (59.0 km)
TfL Rail Track Gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge
TfL Rail Electrification: 25 kV AC overhead lines
TfL Rail Map
Miles from Liverpool Street
20¼ Shenfield National Rail
18¼ Brentwood
Greater London
15 Harold Wood
13½ Gidea Park
12½ Romford
10 Chadwell Heath
Seven Kings
Manor Park
Forest Gate
4 Stratford
        Pudding Mill Lane portal
0 Liverpool Street
0 Paddington
        Royal Oak portal
Acton Main Line
Ealing Broadway
West Ealing
9 Southall
11 Hayes & Harlington
        Heathrow junction
14¾ Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
16½ Heathrow Terminal 4
14 West Drayton
Greater London
14¾ Iver
16¼ Langley
18½ Slough
21 Burnham
22½ Taplow
24¼ Maidenhead
31 Twyford
36 Reading
Miles from Paddington
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