Railway upgrades will improve journeys for Chiltern passengers

Network Rail is carrying out major track upgrades at four locations between London Marylebone and Banbury on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September. The work will see Chiltern main line passengers benefit from smoother, more reliable journeys.

While the work takes place, some sections of the Chiltern main line will need to close. Passengers are advised to check www.nationalrail.co.uk in advance so they know exactly what to expect during the essential work.

Denise Wetton, Network Rail’s Central route interim director, said: “These major track improvements to the Chiltern main line will mean better, smoother and more reliable journeys for passengers and freight in future.

“However, replacing track like this means we have no choice but to close sections of railway for old sections to be ripped up and replaced with new. I’d urge anyone planning to travel over the weekend of 18 and 19 September to please check National Rail Enquiries to plan their journeys. I’d also like to thank passengers in advance for their patience.”

To keep passengers on the move rail replacement buses will be in operation throughout the railway improvements. Trains will continue to operate between:

  • London Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway (via Amersham)
  • Between High Wycombe and Aylesbury (via Princes Risborough)
  • Between Bicester Village and Oxford/Leamington Spa/Birmingham Moor Street/Birmingham Snow Hill.

Passengers travelling over the weekend of 18-19 September should check www.nationalrail.co.uk before making their journey.

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