Chiltern Railways news

News about Chiltern Railways, which is owned by Arriva and operate passenger trains from London Marylebone station to Aylesbury, Oxford, Banbury, Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham Moor Street.

 

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    Investor sees ‘genuine growth potential’ as DB completes sale of Arriva

    2024-06-03T14:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The sale of Deutsche Bahn’s non-German public transport business Arriva to I Squared Capital has been completed, the companies announced on June 3. DB said it would now focus on rail transport within Germany, while I Squared said it sees opportunities to invest in decarbonisation. ...

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    Chiltern Railways seeks fleet proposals

    2024-01-08T11:00:00Z

    UK: Chiltern Railways has invited proposals from established rolling stock owners for the lease and maintenance of between 25 and 70 existing vehicles to operate inter-city and regional services on the Chiltern Main Line between London Marylebone and Birmingham. The operator is seeking either ‘self-powered’ multiple ...

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    Deutsche Bahn to sell Arriva Group to I Squared

    2023-10-19T09:43:00Z

    EUROPE: German national railway Deutsche Bahn has signed an agreement to sell the whole of Arriva Group to infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital. The transaction announced on October 19 is expected to complete in 2024, subject to customary closing conditions including the approval of the ...

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    Chiltern Railways seeks proposals for low-emission multiple-unit fleet

    2023-08-08T11:13:00Z

    UK: Chiltern Railways is seeking proposals for the supply of between 20 and 70 new or converted ‘low-emission’ multiple units. The operator has called for ‘established’ rolling stock manufacturers, owners and modifiers to propose vehicles which would provide a ’meaningful’ reduction in the emissions and external ...

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    HVO fuel switch starts Chiltern Railways decarbonisation drive

    2023-07-28T06:00:00Z

    UK: Chiltern Railways has switched to using hydrotreated vegetable oil in its fleet of Class 68 diesel locomotives, as part of a long-term strategy to decarbonise London’s last remaining all-diesel suburban network.

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    Chiltern electrification alternatives studied

    2023-05-16T11:00:00Z

    UK: Chiltern Railways is working to present the Department for Transport with options for a fleet renewal programme, with London Marylebone being the only non-electrified London terminal and pressure for the withdrawal of diesel trains continuing to mount, particularly from local residents. Industry insiders report that ...

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    Chiltern Railways adds capacity to Oxford and retains loco-hauled fleet

    2023-05-15T11:00:00Z

    UK: Chiltern Railways is providing additional capacity between Oxford and London Marylebone following the emergency closure of the main line route between Oxford and Didcot on April 3 owing to the structural condition of the southern end of Nuneham Viaduct. With repairs to the viaduct now ...

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    Initial East West Rail services to be included in Chiltern contract

    2023-04-12T14:59:00Z

    UK: The operation of future East West Rail ‘Connection Stage 1’ passenger services between Oxford, Bletchley and Milton Keynes is to be added to the existing National Rail Contract for the operation of Chiltern line services. Arriva subsidiary Chiltern Railways currently holds the National Rail Contract ...

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    Arriva UK Trains appoints partner to develop ACE digital customer platform

    2023-03-10T09:00:00Z

    UK: Arriva UK Trains has formed a strategic partnership with Nagarro to further develop its Arriva Customer Engine digital ticket retailing and real-time information platform. ACE launched at Arriva’s Chiltern Railways business five years ago and according to the company is now ‘a feature-rich, mature platform’ ...

  • Senior executives across the UK rail sector have paid tribute to long-time industry leader Adrian Shooter CBE
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    Tributes paid to former Chiltern Railways CEO Adrian Shooter

    2022-12-14T13:43:00Z

    UK: Senior executives across the UK rail sector have paid tribute to long-time industry leader Adrian Shooter CBE, who died on December 13 at the age of 74. He had been increasingly affected by motor neurone disease in recent years. Shooter joined British Rail in 1970 ...

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    Chiltern seeks proposals for battery train fleet

    2022-09-27T14:38:00Z

    UK: Chiltern Railways is seeking proposals for the supply of battery electric multiple-units. The Arriva-owned operator is undertaking an assessment of its rolling stock strategy and in particular how it can achieve non-diesel operation on its routes, which are currently worked using diesel multiple-units and locomotives. ...

  • A statue of Adrian Shooter was unveiled at London’s Marylebone station to mark his contribution to the railway business over more than half a century (Photo: Tony Miles)
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    Marylebone statue and train naming commemorate Adrian Shooter’s rail career

    2022-08-30T14:50:00Z

    UK: A statue of Adrian Shooter was unveiled at London’s Marylebone station on August 30 to mark his contribution to the railway business over a period of more than half a century. Shooter was Managing Director of Chiltern Railways from 1994 until ...

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    Chiltern Railways investigates HVO fuel

    2022-08-02T07:00:00Z

    UK: Chiltern Railways is exploring the potential use of hydrotreated vegetable oil fuel. Chiltern is the last purely diesel-operated railway into London, and with government funding for electrification unlikely to be available in the immediate future, it is looking to reduce its carbon footprint. The HVO ...

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    UK: Chiltern Railways looks beyond a short-term recovery

    2022-06-13T08:30:00Z

    Extensively modernised around three decades ago, the Chiltern network is now the last purely diesel-operated route out of London, and despite enhancements it will soon be in need of significant renewals. Chiltern Railways Managing Director Richard Allan discusses the prospects with Tony Miles.

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    Flexible train interior concept goes on show at London Marylebone

    2022-03-31T09:00:00Z

    UK: Design agency PriestmanGoode has put a flexible train interior mock-up on display at London Marylebone station. Branded ‘Proteus’ after a Greek god able to foretell the future, the design concept aims to offer more comfort and flexibility and reflect societal changes emerging from the coronavirus ...

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    Cowley branch reopening plans

    2022-03-28T10:00:00Z

    UK: Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council are working with Network Rail on designs for stations at Oxford Business Park and Oxford Science Park as part of plans to reintroduce passenger services on the Cowley branch. The line is currently only used for transporting finished ...

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    ‘Cleaner, quieter and quicker’ diesel-battery hybrid train enters passenger service

    2022-02-14T13:35:00Z

    UK: Chiltern Railways has put into passenger service its HybridFLEX hybrid multiple-unit, which is fitted with a battery pack to store regenerated braking energy which can then be used to provide emission-free operation in stations and urban areas without needing new infrastructure.

  • Chiltern Railways has appointed Paragon ID to provide marketing and operational material printing, storage and distribution services.
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    Arriva agrees Chiltern Railways’ National Rail Contract

    2021-12-03T12:14:00Z

    UK: Arriva announced on December 3 that it had agreed a six-year National Rail Contract with the government for its Chiltern Railways operation covering routes to and from London Marylebone.

  • Network Rail is to undertake in-service trials with DB Systemtechnik’s CTM2·0 continuous track monitoring system (Photo: DB Systemtechnik)
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    Track monitoring system to be tested on Chiltern line

    2021-10-25T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail is to undertake in-service trials with DB Systemtechnik’s CTM2·0 continuous track monitoring system on a Chiltern Railways MkIII driving van trailer operating in passenger service between London Marylebone and Birmingham. The equipment measures longitudinal level, twist, dynamic alignment, ride comfort, cyclic top, speed ...

  • Avanti West Coast SuperVoyagers at Winwick (Photo Tony Miles)
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    On-train air quality standards to be reviewed following RSSB research

    2021-09-16T15:36:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has ordered a review of regulations governing exposure to air pollution on trains and at stations, after research commissioned from the Rail Safety & Standards Board found that air quality was ‘poorer than desired’ on some trains using diesel power. RSSB’s ...