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Chiltern Railways warn customers of early finish on Christmas Eve

Chiltern Railways is reminding customers that train services will finish much earlier than usual on Christmas Eve due to industrial action by the RMT affecting train operators and Network Rail.

Owing to this industrial action, customers should only travel with Chiltern Railways if it is absolutely essential.

A very limited service will be in operation throughout the day. During times of operation, there will be four trains per hour:

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

On Christmas Eve, the last Chiltern Railways services will be as follows:

Last Trains (Southbound):

14.40 Aylesbury Vale Parkway - Amersham
16.00 Aylesbury - Marylebone (via High Wycombe)
16.04 Banbury - Marylebone
16.30 Oxford Parkway - Marylebone
16.44 Bicester Village - Marylebone

Last Trains (Northbound):

15.10 Marylebone - Banbury
15.33 Amersham - Aylesbury Vale Parkway
16.05 Marylebone - Oxford Parkway (via Bicester Village)
16.55 Marylebone - Aylesbury (via High Wycombe)

There will be no Chiltern Railways services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

If travelling is a necessity, journey planners on the Chiltern Railways website and app have now been updated for Saturday 24 December. For services on Tuesday 27 December, planners will be updated on Thursday 22 December.

Customers can find out more information about how upcoming industrial action will affect them by visiting

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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.