1 min read
22 Dec

Chiltern Railways is reminding customers that train services will finish much earlier than usual on Christmas Eve due to industrial action by the RMT affecting train operators and Network Rail.

Owing to this industrial action, customers should only travel with Chiltern Railways if it is absolutely essential.

A very limited service will be in operation throughout the day. During times of operation, there will be four trains per hour:

  • Marylebone to stations to Oxford Parkway (via Bicester Village, and vice-versa)
  • Marylebone to stations to Aylesbury (via High Wycombe, and vice-versa)
  • Marylebone to stations to Banbury (and vice-versa)
  • Aylesbury Vale Parkway to stations to Amersham (and vice-versa)

On Christmas Eve, the last Chiltern Railways services will be as follows:

Last Trains (Southbound):

14.40 Aylesbury Vale Parkway - Amersham

16.00 Aylesbury - Marylebone (via High Wycombe)

16.04 Banbury - Marylebone

16.30 Oxford Parkway - Marylebone

16.44 Bicester Village - Marylebone

Last Trains (Northbound):

15.10 Marylebone - Banbury

15.33 Amersham - Aylesbury Vale Parkway

16.05 Marylebone - Oxford Parkway (via Bicester Village)

16.55 Marylebone - Aylesbury (via High Wycombe)

There will be no Chiltern Railways services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

If travelling is a necessity, journey planners on the Chiltern Railways website and app have now been updated for Saturday 24 December. For services on Tuesday 27 December, planners will be updated on Thursday 22 December.

Customers can find out more information about how upcoming industrial action will affect them by visiting