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Advice for Chiltern Railway customers travelling on Sunday 28 March

Chiltern Railways are advising customers travelling on Sunday 28th March that due to engineering work the railway will be closed all day between Princes Risborough and Bicester. Buses will replace trains between Princes Risborough – Haddenham & Thame Parkway – Bicester Village – Bicester North.

A heavily-amended timetable will be in operation, journey times will take longer than usual and customers will need to change trains, travel with other operators or use rail replacement services.

This work forms part of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan and includes Network Rail track replacement work which will ensure the railway is in the best possible condition for customers when travel restrictions are eased.

Customers are reminded that Chiltern are still running services for those who need to use them, but they should follow government guidance on travel. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and at stations unless passengers are exempt. 

Customers who do need to travel are advised to:  

  • Allow extra time for their journey, 
  • Travel during off-peak hours where possible,
  • Book tickets via the website or Chiltern App and use contactless payments wherever possible,
  • Check their journey before travelling as all journeys will be affected,
  • Maintain social distancing onboard trains and at stations
  • Regularly wash their hands before and after their journey.

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About Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is part of the Arriva group, one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing over 53,000 people and delivering 2 billion passenger journeys a year across 14 European countries. We are part of Deutsche Bahn (DB), one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies, and are responsible for DB's regional passenger transport services outside Germany.