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Chiltern Railways release Christmas and New Year travel advice

Chiltern Railways is asking customers to check their journey before they travel over the festive holiday period. 

On Christmas Eve, Sunday 24 December, services will finish earlier than normal. Customers are advised to travel as early as possible and to anticipate some short notice cancellations . In addition, services between London Marylebone and Oxford are expected to be busier than usual owing to engineering works at London Paddington.

Last trains from London Marylebone: 

  • Birmingham Moor Street – 20:00 
  • Oxford – 20:12 
  • Aylesbury (via Amersham) – 20:57 
  • Aylesbury (via High Wycombe) – 21:20 

Last trains to London Marylebone: 

  • Aylesbury (via Amersham) – 19:45 
  • Birmingham Moor Street – 20:17 
  • Oxford – 20:41 
  • Aylesbury (via High Wycombe) – 20:33 

No services will run on Christmas Day

On Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December, Chiltern will be running a special 30 minute service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway between approximately 08:00 and 22:00. The stations served will be Wembley Stadium, Gerrards Cross, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Haddenham & Thame Parkway, Bicester Village and Oxford Parkway. 

On Wednesday 27 December, Chiltern Railways services between London Marylebone and Oxford are expected to be busier due to engineering works at London Paddington. In addition, no services will run between London Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway via Amersham. Buses will replace trains between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Amersham for connections to the London Underground network.  

On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, no trains will run between London Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway via Amersham due to maintenance work. Buses will run between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Beaconsfield for connections with train services to/from London Marylebone.  

Additional late-night services from London Marylebone have been added for New Year’s Eve, which are as follows: 

  • 00:30 to High Wycombe 
  • 00:45 to Oxford 
  • 00:50 to Banbury 
  • 01:10 to Aylesbury (via High Wycombe) 
  • 01:35 to Oxford 
  • 01:40 to Banbury 
  • 02:00 to Aylesbury (via High Wycombe) 

On New Year’s Day, due to engineering works between Birmingham and London Euston, services are expected to be busier. Most trains between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone will be formed of more carriages than usual. Rail replacement buses will serve Kings Sutton, Hatton and Lapworth on this day.  

Customers can find out more information about travelling with Chiltern Railways over the festive period by visiting, or by checking their full journey on the Chiltern website or app.  

Chiltern Railways would like to take this opportunity to wish customers a wonderful festive period and a happy, healthy New Year. 

Contact Information

Zach Bailey

Stakeholder Manager

Notes to editors

About Chiltern:

  • 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. 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 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.