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Travel advice for Chiltern customers travelling on Sunday 9 June

Chiltern Railways are advising customers travelling on Sunday 9 June that due to planned engineering works, the line will be closed between Bicester North and Leamington Spa all day. As a result, a heavily amended timetable will be in operation. Customers are advised to check their journey before travelling and allow extra time.

Rail replacement buses will operate on the route, connecting with trains to/from Marylebone at Bicester Village, and connecting with trains to/from Birmingham Moor Street at Leamington Spa. The 'West Side' car park at Banbury station will be closed from Friday 7 June through to Sunday 9 June inclusive. Customers should use the 'East Side' multi-story car park at Banbury for parking and passenger drop off /pick-up instead.

Rail replacement buses will operate over the following routes:

  • Bicester Village - Banbury - Leamington Spa.
  • Bicester Village - Banbury - Stratford Upon Avon.
  • Bicester Village - Kings Sutton - Banbury.

There will be no through trains between London Marylebone and Birmingham and no services will operate from Bicester North station. Customers will need to use rail replacement buses to complete their journey, if travelling through the affected area. Most journey times will be considerably longer than usual, and customers should check their journey before setting off. Journey planners have been updated.

Customers are advised to:  

  • Allow extra time for their journey, 
  • Book tickets in advance via the website or Chiltern App,
  • Check their journey before travelling,

Contact Information

David Heathfield

Head of Corporate Affairs

Chiltern Railway

020 3856 2280

07920 267171

Notes to editors

  • 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. 
  • 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.