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Chiltern Railways Weekday Timetable Changes May 2023

Nearly every weekday train time from every station is changing in the Chiltern Railways May 2023 timetable. Please check your new train times carefully.

Met line northbound:

  • After a review of the run times between Amersham and Aylesbury, we have found it necessary to increase some of these very slightly between individual stations, with the cumulative effect that some journeys to intermediate stations will take up to 2 minutes longer.

  • 11:27 and 12:27 London Marylebone to Aylesbury no longer operate

  • 13:27 and 14:27 London Marylebone to Aylesbury are added in as new trains


Met line southbound:

  • After a review of the run times between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Amersham, we have found it necessary to increase some of these very slightly between individual stations, with the cumulative effect that trains will now leave Aylesbury Vale Parkway / Aylesbury two minutes earlier than at present.

  • The equivalent services to the current 11:50, 12:50, and 13:50 Aylesbury to London Marylebone trains no longer operate.

  • 16:45 Aylesbury to London Marylebone is added in as a new train.

  • The equivalent service to the current 19:48 Aylesbury to London Marylebone no longer operates.


Mainline, branch line, Oxford routes

Kidderminster / Stourbridge Junction 

  • With West Midlands Railway running a much more enhanced timetable between Kidderminster and Birmingham Snow Hill, Chiltern Railways are no longer serving Kidderminster and from Stourbridge Junction to London, there is now just one train in the morning at 06:14.

  • Three trains continue to run from London back to Stourbridge Junction in the evening, with departures at 17:07, 18:07, and 21:02. 

        

Birmingham 

  • In collaboration with West Midlands Railway all Chiltern Railways services have been retimed and at Birmingham Moor Street we now have consistent southbound departures throughout the day at xx:15 and xx:45.

  • Nearly all of these trains run through to London, apart from the 11:15, 13:15, and 15:15 departures from Birmingham Moor Street which terminate at Leamington Spa.

Solihull

Benefits from a more even spread of services of both Chiltern Railways and West Midlands Railway services.

Dorridge

All Birmingham to London trains now call at Dorridge, increasing the number of services that stop here.

Lapworth 

The frequency of Chiltern Railways services stays the same, with regular two hourly services throughout the day between Birmingham Moor Street and Leamington Spa, but with many more West Midlands Railway trains calling, there are now more journey opportunities to / from Stratford-Upon-Avon and Birmingham.

Hatton 

There will be a two hourly Stratford-Upon-Avon to Leamington Spa service throughout the day, which supplements the two hourly service between Leamington Spa and Birmingham Moor Street.

Warwick 

All Birmingham to London trains now call at Warwick, increasing the number of services that stop here.

Stratford-Upon-Avon to Leamington Spa line

A two hourly shuttle service runs throughout the day between the two towns, with every train calling at all stations along the branch, with no trains booked to terminate or start at Hatton.

Leamington Spa

Services to and from Birmingham are provided throughout the bulk of the day at roughly half hour intervals.

Banbury / Bicester North

  • There are now two services every hour from Banbury and Bicester North to London throughout the daytime, with additional services bridging previous hour long gaps.

  • Bicester North also benefits with much faster services from London in the evening peak period.


Kings Sutton

Regular services are provided to and from London and Banbury during the bulk of the day.

Haddenham & Thame Parkway

Haddenham & Thame Parkway benefits with more regular services to and from Oxford and Birmingham during the day and with a better spread of departures from London in the evening peak period.

Oxford line changes

  • Much more consistent departure times to and from London throughout the day, with an additional service running in the evening.

  • More direct trains throughout the day to and from other key intermediate stations in Buckinghamshire.

        

Aylesbury to Princes Risborough line

Apart from the occasional service in the morning and evening, every train we operate is a shuttle service between Aylesbury and Princes Risborough, with onwards connections available.  This change has been made to improve overall punctuality and remove the issues often found when trying to run services over the single line section of track.

Princes Risborough / Saunderton / High Wycombe / Beaconsfield / Seer Green & Jordans / Gerrards Cross

  • Much more consistent departure times to and from London throughout the day.

  • Princes Risborough, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross benefit with more direct trains to Oxford throughout the day.

  • Previous Gerrards Cross terminators that serve local stations to London are now extended through to High Wycombe throughout the day, improving the connectivity between all stations on the line of route.

  • Gerrards Cross benefits from more morning peak services that start at this station, helping to free up capacity on trains that have come from further afield.


Denham Golf Club / Denham / West Ruislip / South Ruislip / Northolt Park / Sudbury Hill Harrow / Sudbury & Harrow Road / Wembley Stadium

  • Much more consistent departure times to and from London throughout the day.

  • Previous Gerrards Cross terminators that serve local stations to London are now extended through to High Wycombe throughout the day, improving the connectivity between all stations on our line of route.