Railway station in Travelcard Zone 4 opened 18 February 1901.

The station once had an extensive shunting yard for goods traffic but this fell into disuse during Dr. Beeching's modernisation.

It is planned that Crossrail trains will call here, replacing current services. TfL Rail, the precursor of Crossrail, took over the running of the Shenfield "metro" in May 2015.

The Wikipedia page is [1], the TfL page [2] and Crossrail [3].