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Chiltern Railways warn of late start-up and busy services on Sunday 2 April

Chiltern Railways is warning customers to check before they travel on Sunday 2 April and to expect busier services. 

An amended timetable will be in operation due to engineering works resulting in the partial closure of the railway between Birmingham New Street and London Euston, and further engineering works between Oxford and Didcot Parkway. The Papa John’s Trophy Final is also taking place at Wembley Stadium.  

Lengthened trains will be in operation between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street for most of the day, but they will start later than usual and are likely to be very busy. Trains are expected to start between 9AM-10AM. Some of these services will have additional calls at Wembley Stadium. 

Rail replacement buses will be in operation for journeys to/from Kings Sutton, Warwick, Hatton, Lapworth and stations between Amersham and Aylesbury Vale Parkway.  

Chiltern Railways strongly advise customers to triple-check their journey before they travel on 2 April and ensure they are aware of the first service of the day.  

Customers can visit the Chiltern Railways website ( or app for further information.  

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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.