Chiltern advises passengers not to travel on Sunday and Monday

Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is advising passengers not to travel on its services Today, Sunday 14th January and Monday 15th January following emergency repairs to the line around Bicester.

The damage was caused by a landslip on Thursday 11th January which left the line partially blocked.

The line will be fully closed for two days to allow Network Rail to undertake urgent repairs to the railway, the line between Bicester North and Haddenham & Thame Parkway.

Richard Allan, Managing Director of Chiltern Railways, said: “We’d like to apologise to customers who are affected by the closure of the railway near Bicester for urgent repairs to the track following a landslip. We are asking customers not to travel on Sunday 14 and Monday 15 January while these significant repairs to the railway embankment take place.

This decision was not taken lightly, but is essential while Network Rail repair this landslip on the Chiltern main line. I would urge customers to consider alternative methods of transport. Ticket acceptance will also be in place with numerous other train operators. I’d like to thank customers for their patience and understanding while Network Rail work at pace to reopen the railway.”

Ticket acceptance is in place with Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, London Northwestern Railway and London Underground/Elizabeth Line via any reasonable route.

The current reduced timetable between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street, and the cancellation of services between London Marylebone and Oxford, remains in place on Saturday 13 January. Customers should ensure they check their full journey before they travel.

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