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2012 Games - Chiltern Railways introduces timetable changes

2012 Games - Chiltern Railways introduces timetable changes

Chiltern Railways is providing approximately 120,000 seats over the Games, increasing the number of carriages on off peak services and running late night trains out of London every day during the Games. There will also be early morning and late night trains on Sundays for passengers travelling to and from the capital.

The train company is also running a significantly modified evening peak timetable on Wednesday 1, Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 August due to football events at Wembley Stadium and unticketed Games events taking place in the capital.

On these three dates, changes include:

  Revised train times between 1600 -1700 and after 1830
  The calling patterns on some services will be altered
  Some services will be re-timed or will not run
  Additional trains will run from London Marylebone to Wembley Stadium

There are additional changes to the timetable on these dates. Full details of changes to services on these days and throughout the Games as a whole can be found on the website: 


The train company also advises that services are likely to be busier than usual on:

• 27, 28 and 29 July due to the music festival, Global Gathering, taking place in Long Marston, Warwickshire, and the Games opening ceremony on 27 July
• 1, 7, 9 and 10 August when unticketed Games events are taking place in the capital
• 12 August due to the Games closing ceremony

There will be additional services in place on these days. There will also be a late night 0230 service from London Marylebone to Banbury on 27 July after the opening ceremony.

Chad Collins, General Manager South at Chiltern Railways said: “We are providing approximately 100,000 seats over the Games to make sure our passengers have as comfortable journey as possible. There will be 4,000 extra seats every day and an additional 6,000 seats solely when there are Wembley Stadium events. We are also increasing the number of carriages to off peak services and running a special Sunday service for passengers travelling to the Games.”

“Services are likely to be busier than usual. Where possible, passengers should consider travelling off peak and make sure that they check train times on our website and allow extra time for their journeys. We’re looking forward to welcoming passengers to our service and being part of this truly unique event.”