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Chiltern Railways add over 1000 seats to busiest services in December timetable

From Sunday 11th December, a new timetable comes into effect across the Chiltern Railways network. 

As rail passenger numbers continue to recover post-pandemic, Chiltern Railways has been continuously monitoring passenger levels and taking customer feedback on busy services into consideration.  

Owing to that, the new December timetable will add over 1000 seats to the busiest services – particularly on commuter services into and late-night departures from London Marylebone. 

As Chiltern uses all of its available rolling stock, some lesser-used services have been shortened to reflect demand, while still ensuring that all customers have a comfortable journey. These data-driven changes will serve to improve customer experience across the network as the rail recovery continues. 

Chiltern Railways will continue to monitor crowding levels and are committed to making further demand-based changes to the timetable to help alleviate pressure on busier services. 

There are also some further amendments to calling patterns and service times. To view all changes made in the December timetable, customers can visit the Chiltern Railways timetable page.  

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About Chiltern

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