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Chiltern Railways warns Oxfordshire customers to check before they travel ahead of signaller strike action

Chiltern Railways has warned Oxfordshire customers that services on Saturday 19 November and Monday 21 November will be affected due to RMT industrial action by Network Rail signallers at the Thames Valley signalling centre.

On these dates, Chiltern Railways services to/from Oxford are affected as follows:

Before 7.30AM: Trains will operate only between Marylebone and stations to/from Oxford Parkway
07.30AM to 18.30PM: Trains will operate to/from Oxford as normal
After 18.30PM: Trains will operate only between Marylebone and stations to/from Oxford Parkway

On Tuesday 22 November, trains will only operate between Marylebone and stations to/from Oxford Parkway before 7.30AM. After 7.30AM, trains will operate to/from Oxford as normal.

There will also be a handful of minor alterations to services on Friday 18 and Sunday 20 November.

Due to this strike action and the impact it will have on other operators as well as Chiltern, services between Oxford/Oxford Parkway and London Marylebone are likely to be extremely busy on dates affected.

Customers should check their full journey before they travel on the Chiltern Railways website or app.

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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.