London train operator advises of amended service

More trains from Marylebone to Birmingham, but some stations close with rail replacement buses running

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Train at London Marylebone // Credit: Chiltern Railways

will operate an amended timetable on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June.

Planned engineering work will be taking place on the route between and Birmingham New Street, so the operator will run more (and longer) trains between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street, while there will be no service to some stations on the Chiltern Railways route.

165014 at London Marylebone
165014 at London Marylebone // Credit: Chiltern Railways

Service alterations

Chiltern Railways will run an enhanced service on both days between Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street, with longer and some extra trains.

Nevertheless, the operator expects the trains to be much busier than usual.

The operator has explained that it is not possible to run this enhanced service and still call at Wembley Stadium station, so this station will remain closed for the whole weekend.

Chiltern has apologised for the inconvenience this will cause.

// Credit: Fraser Pithie

Services will also call at Kings Sutton, Hatton and Lapworth, due to the length of the trains. Rail replacement buses will run, only for local journeys to and from these stations:

  • Bicester North – Kings Sutton – Banbury
  • Warwick Parkway – Hatton – Lapworth – Dorridge

Chiltern Railways services will not run between and stations to Stratford-upon-Avon throughout the weekend.

Buses will replace trains as follows, providing a connection with trains at Leamington Spa:

  • Leamington Spa – Warwick – Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway – Stratford-upon-Avon

Chiltern Railways trains will not run between London Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway (via Amersham).

Rail replacement buses will run as follows, providing a connection with trains to and from London Marylebone at Beaconsfield:

  • Beaconsfield – Amersham – Great Missenden – Wendover – Stoke Mandeville – Aylesbury – Aylesbury Vale Parkway

Advie to passengers travelling directly between Aylesbury and London Marylebone is to take the hourly direct services that run via .

High Wycombe // Credit: Chiltern Railways

Advice to passengers

Check before you travel, using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Advice on using the rail replacement bus service, including accessibility information, is available here.

Passengers can find the location of their replacement bus stop by following signs at the station, or by searching for the station on the national rail station information pages.

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