Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways is a British railway company. It was created in 1996 as part of the privatization of British Rail. It operates all trains operating in London from Marylebone railway station. In 2002, the concession was extended for another twenty years.

After the approval of the competent bodies in April 2008, Laing Rail heard from 2008 to German railway company. She was assigned to DB Regio. In 2011 she was assigned to DB Arriva.

At Chiltern Railways 750 employees. Sales amounted to 2007 120 million British pounds. Promoted in 2007 were about 17 million passengers, mostly commuters. The introduction of the new " Main Line " concept many trains were equipped with free WiFi, which is (unlike in Germany or Austria ) already used in the UK to very many rail lines.


The core of the served by Chiltern Railways route network are the once from the Great Central Railway (GCR ) in cooperation with the Metropolitan Railway and built by the GCR along with the Great Western Railway connections in the area between London and Birmingham.

The following four lines are served by Chiltern Railways:

  • London Marylebone - Birmingham Snow Hill
  • London Marylebone - Aylesbury
  • Princes Risborough - Aylesbury
  • Leamington Spa - Stratford- upon- Avon

The line between London and Birmingham via High Wycombe, Bicester, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Solihull. The line to Aylesbury divided between Harrow-on- the-Hill and Amersham the tracks with the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground. Some trains run via Birmingham Snow Hill to Stourbridge and Kidderminster addition.

Incident in Gerrards Cross

Near the train station Gerrards Cross would have on the main line a surplus to be built in order to build on a Tesco supermarket can. This coverage fell on 30 June 2005 collapsed and buried the railway line. Although no one was injured, but the operation was interrupted and could be resumed only on 20 August. The salary paid Tesco to Chiltern Railways, amounts to at least 8.5 million pounds. The supermarket group has also agreed to fund an advertising campaign to recover the lost passengers.