Train services reduced through Aylesbury due to coronavirus pandemic
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The move reflects a decrease in passenger demand as people stop all unnecessary travel and only key workers use Chiltern Railways services.
Running reduced services also helps to protect the welfare of frontline railway staff essential for day-to-day operations.
The timetable will remain in place until further notice, though service levels will be kept under regular review.
Customers can find the new train times here: www.chilternrailways.co.uk/coronavirus.
Key changes include removal of the removal of the 06:48 and 07:48 from Aylesbury to Marylebone as well as the 17:27 and 18:27 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 10:00 and 15:00, instead operating between Aylesbury and Amersham.
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.”
The train operator has also launched an email address where key workers can give feedback on the new timetable: [email protected].
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