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Chiltern cut back train services further

It's in response to fewer people needing to catch a train during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:26am 4th April 2020. 3-minute read.

Chiltern cut back train services further

No trains will run from Aylesbury through to London on the Amersham line during off-peak hours from Monday.

Chiltern Railways are cutting back services even further, as fewer people are getting on their services due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Running reduced services also helps to protect the welfare of frontline railway staff essential for day-to-day operations.

The train operator has also launched an email address where key workers can give feedback on the new timetable.

This timetable, starting today (4/4) will remain in place until further notice, though service levels will be kept under regular review.

What's different?

Aylesbury Train Station - Chiltern Railways
Fewer services will be running from Aylesbury & other stations on the network

Key changes include:

  • Removal of the weekday 0722 and 0822 from High Wycombe to London Marylebone
  • The 1713 and 1813 from Marylebone to High Wycombe will no longer run.
  • The 0648 and 0748 from Aylesbury to Marylebone are removed as well as the 1727 and 1827 from Marylebone to Aylesbury.
  • The Marylebone to Aylesbury via Amersham service will run in the morning and evening only.
  • The service will not run between 1000 and 1500, instead operating between Aylesbury and Amersham.

Customers looking to travel between Amersham and London will be asked to change onto Transport for London's Metropolitan Line services, which are operating between Amersham and Baker Street with a reduced timetable.

Mary Hewitt, interim Managing Director of Chiltern Railways, said:

"I am extremely proud of the way that everyone at Chiltern Railways has risen to the huge challenges we are facing. The railway industry is working together to ensure that key workers can continue to perform their vital roles.

"We have undertaken a detailed review of the numbers using our services and ensured that these changes will still provide enough space on our trains for customers to maintain social distancing. This revised timetable will ensure that Chiltern Railways can still continue to operate a reliable service throughout the current crisis."

Customers should check their train times on the Chiltern website.

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