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Chiltern Railways warns customers of busy services on Saturday 13th August

Train operator Chiltern Railways has warned customers that due to strike action on other operators, services will be extremely busy on Saturday 13th August.  

Queuing systems may be in place, and it may take longer to board services. 

This warning comes ahead of strike action at Arriva Rail London (London Overground), Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Greater Anglia, Great Western, Hull Trains, LNER, Southeastern and West Midlands Trains.  

Due to the extensive nature of the strike action at other operators, it is expected that significant pressure will be placed upon the Chiltern Railways network. 

Customers are advised to prepare for busier journeys, and check their entire journey before they travel at or the Chiltern Railways app. 

Customers can check the latest travel advice for scheduled strike days at Further travel guidance on strike action on the 18th and 20th August will be released in due course. Chiltern Railways is an affected operator on these dates and will be running a heavily reduced timetable.  

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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.