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Saturday 13 August: Chiltern Railways urge customers to only travel if absolutely essential

Train operator Chiltern Railways has urged customers to only travel if absolutely essential on Saturday 13 August. 

Due to strike action impacting other train operating companies, trains will be extremely busy and customers should expect delays and short notice cancellations on Chiltern services. 

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

This travel advice comes ahead of strike action at numerous operators, including Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway 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. Additionally, extreme heat over the weekend has the potential to cause significant disruption to services. 

If travelling is a necessity, customers can plan ahead by checking their entire journey before they travel at or the Chiltern Railways 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.