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Reminder: free travel for veterans and the military on Remembrance Sunday with Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways and other train operating companies will be offering free travel for serving military personnel and veterans to and from Services of Remembrance across Great Britain.

Travel to/from London

If you are travelling to attend the Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London or other Services of Remembrance, free travel on Chiltern Railway services from your home station to London Marylebone will be available on either Saturday 12 or Sunday 13 November 2022, if you are serving military personnel or a veteran.

Free return travel on Chiltern Railway services from London Marylebone to your home station will be available on Sunday 13 November only.

Travel in Great Britain

If you are travelling to attend a Service of Remembrance anywhere else in Great Britain, free travel on Chiltern Railways services from/to your home station to the closest rail station to the service will be available on Sunday 13 November. Customers that require assistance should contact customer relations on 03456 005 165 (selecting option 3 and then option 3 again) and book 24 hours ahead if possible.

If you are a serving member of the Armed Forces, you will be able to travel for free if you travel in uniform or can show a current MOD90 Ministry of Defence-issued identity card.

If you are a veteran, you will need a form of documentation that identifies you as such. This includes a Ministry of Defence-issued Veterans ID, Veterans Railcard, Veterans Oyster photocard or other form of identification, such as proof of pension.

Remembrance Services

Separately, services will be held on Remembrance Day (Friday 11th November) at the following Chiltern Railways stations to remember railway staff lost in conflict:

  • London Marylebone – 11 November at approximately 10:45AM
  • Birmingham Moor Street station – 11 November at approximately 11AM
  • Leamington Spa station – 11 November at approximately 11AM

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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.