Trains at London Marylebone

Chiltern Railways urges customers to only travel if absolutely essential on Saturday 8 October

Train operator Chiltern Railways have issued strong guidance to customers to only travel if absolutely essential on Saturday 8 October due to strike action by the RMT.  

On this day, there will be extremely limited availability of staff and as such, services will not be operating on some routes.

Due to the strike action, there will be no service north of Banbury on Saturday 8 October.

There will be a later start to services on Sunday 9 October. We expect to have significantly less staff to service and prepare the number of trains we would normally need to operate the timetable, and we are unable to position our fleet how we normally would. Customers should check their first train if they are travelling on these days.  

Chiltern Railways strongly advises customers to consider their journey and seek alternative methods of transport on the days where strike action is taking place, but in cases where rail travel is a necessity, to check their travel plans and last train home on the Chiltern Railways website ( or app.   

More information and FAQs can be found on  

Service levels 

Saturday 8 October

  • Services will begin between 8AM - 9AM  
  • Services will finish much earlier than usual, check before you travel 
  • No Chiltern Railways services north of Banbury 

1 train per hour Marylebone - stations to Oxford Parkway via Bicester Village (and vice-versa) 
1 train per hour Marylebone - stations to Banbury (and vice versa) 
1 train per hour Marylebone - stations to Aylesbury (via High Wycombe, and vice-versa) 
1 train per hour Aylesbury Vale Parkway - stations to Amersham (and vice-versa) 

Sunday 9 October

  • Services will begin between 9AM-10AM due to the displacement of trains

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Notes to editors

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.