All Chiltern Railways articles

  • Chiltern Railways DMU
    Rail Business UK

    Chiltern seeks proposals for battery train fleet


    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


    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 ...

  • Chiltern Railways HybridFLEX DMU 168329 (Photo Tony Miles) (1)
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    Chiltern Railways investigates HVO fuel


    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


    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.

  • PriestmanGoode train interior design concept (6)
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    Flexible train interior concept goes on show at London Marylebone


    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 ...

  • Oxford station modernisation
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    Cowley branch reopening plans


    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 ...

  • Chiltern Railways HybridFLEX DMU 168329 (Photo Tony Miles) (4)
    Rail Business UK

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


    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.
    Rail Business UK

    Arriva agrees Chiltern Railways’ National Rail Contract


    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.

  • Avanti West Coast SuperVoyagers at Winwick (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    On-train air quality standards to be reviewed following RSSB research


    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 ...

  • HybridFLEX Train
    Rail Business UK

    HybridFLEX prototype battery-diesel multiple-unit launched


    UK: Chiltern Railways has unveiled its prototype HybridFLEX multiple-unit fitted with a hybrid traction system which can offer zero emissions and near silent operation at stations and in other sensitive locations. Developed by the operator, leasing company Porterbrook and MTU PowerPack supplier Rolls-Royce, the HybridFLEX uses ...

  • Arriva UK Trains has appointed Richard Allen as the next Managing Director of Chiltern Railways.
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    Richard Allan to head Chiltern Railways


    UK: Arriva UK Trains has appointed Richard Allan as the next Managing Director of Chiltern Railways. Formerly People & Strategy Director and Deputy Managing Director at Arriva Rail North and subsequently the OLR-led Northern Trains Ltd, he is expected to join Chiltern in early October. ...