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Chiltern Railways provide extra seats on commuter services

Chiltern Railways announce they will be adding a further 2,200 seats to its services every week by lengthening key services.

Customer numbers have risen in recent weeks as commuters have returned to the office meaning some peak time trains have become busier.

An additional 247 seats will be available at peak morning times Tuesday-Friday.

The changes will make an extra 548 seats available each weekday.

The changes came into place on Monday and are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday changes

  • The 1440 Marylebone - Oxford service is lengthened to a 4-car service (was 3-car)
  • The 1815 Marylebone - Kidderminster service is lengthened to a 4-car service (was 3-car)
  • The 2233 Marylebone - Birmingham Moor Street service is lengthened to 5-car (was 2-car)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday changes

  • The 0610 Birmingham Moor street - London Marylebone service is lengthened to a 6-car service (was 3-car)
  • The 0641 Stourbridge Junction - Marylebone service is lengthened to a 4-car service (was 3-car)
  • The 1255 Birmingham Moor Street - Marylebone service is lengthened to a 4-car service (was 3-car)
  • The 0814 Marylebone - Oxford service is lengthened to a 6-car service (was 3-car)
  • The 0938 Oxford - Marylebone service is lengthened to a 6-car service (was 3-car)
  • The 1010 Marylebone - Birmingham Moor Street service is lengthened to a 4-car service (was 3-car)

Chiltern Railways pointed out the importance of these changes for its customers.

Eleni Jordan, Director of Commercial & Customer Strategy at Chiltern Railways said: “Our very detailed monitoring of customer numbers means that we can lay on more capacity where it matters most.

“We know how important space onboard is for customers returning to the railway.

“This enhancement to the peak time service is all about giving our customers the best journey experience possible.

“We will continue to assess where we can optimise the timetable further to support the return of customers to the railway.”

Chiltern Railways are looking to provide further improvements to its timetable later in the year.

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