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Chiltern join Birmingham Pride march with colleagues from across Arriva Group

On Saturday 25 May 2024, volunteers from departments and businesses across the Arriva Group took part in Birmingham Pride. Colleagues from Chiltern Railways, Grand Central, CrossCountry and Arriva Train Care attended the celebrations.  

Our participation in Birmingham Pride was to show our support for, commitment and dedication to creating a safe and inclusive space for everyone across the Arriva Group.  

Teams up and down the country have been preparing for the event for months, working together collaboratively to ensure that the day would be a success and that there would be strong representation from rail colleagues on the day.  

Tony Baxter, Operations Director at Chiltern Railways, said: "It was great to spend Saturday in the sunshine with LGBTQIA+ colleagues and friends from across Chiltern and Arriva. Playing my part in supporting a workplace where everyone feels welcome is really important to me as an individual and as a leader in this organisation."

We would like to thank everyone who joined us on the march, and Arriva colleagues from across the country who made the journey to support inclusivity in our workplaces.  

Chiltern Railways will also have a stall at this year’s London Pride, taking place on Saturday 29 June 2024. 

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Notes to editors

  • Chiltern Railways is part of the Arriva group, one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe,  employing around 38,000 people and delivering around 1.5 billion passenger journeys across 10 European countries. 
  • Chiltern operates commuter/regional rail passenger services from its Central London terminus at London Marylebone along the M40 corridor to destinations in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, as well as long-distance services to the West Midlands along two routes. Services on the Chiltern Main Line run from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford, with some peak-hour services to Stourbridge Junction.
  • Chiltern also runs trains on the London to Aylesbury Line to Aylesbury (with some trains terminating at Aylesbury Vale Parkway instead), on the Princes Risborough to Aylesbury and Oxford to Bicester branch lines.