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Customers reminded of weekend engineering works affecting Chiltern Railways network in September

Chiltern Railways customers are reminded that weekend engineering works and line closures will affect some areas of the network over the rest of September. 

Saturday 23, Sunday 24 September and Sunday 1 October  

  • Services between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street are expected to be busier than usual due to engineering works on the West Coast Main Line between London Euston and Birmingham New Street. In response to the engineering works, an enhanced Chiltern Railways service will operate, with additional and longer trains.  
  • No Chiltern services will call at Kings Sutton, Lapworth and Hatton stations, with rail replacement buses in operation. 

Saturday 23 and Saturday 30 September 

  • Engineering works will mean that buses replace trains between Princes Risborough and Banbury from 23:00.  
  • Any customers travelling during the late evening on this day are advised to check before they travel. 

Sunday 24 September 

  • Engineering works mean that the railway is closed in the Bicester Village area. Customers travelling between Marylebone – stations to Bicester Village, Islip, Oxford Parkway and Oxford should travel via Bicester North.  
  • A rail replacement bus will connect Bicester North and Bicester Village stations for onward travel. 

Friday 29 September 

  • Owing to further engineering works, the railway will be closed between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Amersham between 10:00 and 18:00 on Friday 29 September. Rail replacement buses are in operation between these stations. 

Sunday 1 October 

  • Engineering works will close the railway between Haddenham & Thame Parkway and Bicester until approximately 08.35. During this period, rail replacement buses will operate between Princes Risborough and Banbury/Oxford.  
  • Customers travelling during the early morning are advised to check before they travel. 

Chiltern Railways would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding while these vital engineering works take place, and apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

The operator is aware of further industrial action announced by the ASLEF union in October, and will update customers on service provision when this is confirmed. 

Customers can check their full journey before they travel on the Chiltern Railways website (www.chilternrailways.co.uk) 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 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.