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Chiltern Railways
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Franchise(s): Chiltern Railways
21 July 1996 – 2 March 2002
3 March 2002 – 21 December 2021
Main route(s): Chiltern Main Line
Other route(s): London to Aylesbury Line
Princes Risborough to Aylesbury Line
Leamington to Stratford Line
Oxford to Bicester Line
Birmingham-Kidderminster Line (peak only)
Fleet size: 6 Class 68 locomotives
16 Mark 3 carriages
39 Class 165 Turbo sets
24 Class 168 Clubman sets
4 Class 172 Turbostar
2 Class 01/5 shunters
Stations called at: 62
Stations operated: 32
Passenger km 2007/8: 897.1 million
Route km operated: 336.4
National Rail abbreviation: CH
Parent company: Arriva UK Trains
Web site: www.chilternrailways.co.uk
Route map

Chiltern Railways is a train operating company in the UK. It serves 62 stations and runs 27 of them.

Current fleet

Class Image Type Top speed Carriages Unit Numbers Total Routes operated Built
mph km/h
Class 165/0
Network Turbo
Princes Risborough - Chiltern 165001-165033 up train.JPG DMU 75 120 2 165001-165028 28 London Marylebone- Gerrards Cross/High Wycombe/Aylesbury/Aylesbury Vale Parkway/Bicester North/Banbury/Stratford-upon-Avon

Leamington Spa- Birmingham Moor Street (stopper)

1990–92
3 165029-165039 11
Class 168/0
Clubman
DMU 168 001.jpg DMU 100 160 4 168001-168005 5 London Marylebone- Oxford Parkway/ Birmingham Moor Street/Birmingham Snow Hill/Kidderminster (occasional service) 1998
Class 168 Chiltern Railways Diagram 1.PNG
Class 168/1
Clubman
Oxford - Chiltern 168108.JPG DMU 100 160 3 168108-168113 6 London Marylebone- Oxford Parkway/Birmingham Moor Street/Birmingham Snow Hill 2000
4 168106-168107 2
Class 168/2
Clubman
DMU 168 216.jpg DMU 100 160 3 168214, 168218-168219 3 London Marylebone - Oxford Parkway/Birmingham Moor Street/Birmingham Snow Hill/ Kidderminster (occasional service) 2004
4 168215-168217 3
Class 168/3
Clubman
Warwick - Chiltern 168326+168325 Marylebone service.JPG DMU 100 160 2 168321-168329 9 London Marylebone - Oxford Parkway/Birmingham Moor Street/Birmingham Snow Hill 2000
Class 172/1 Turbostar Marylebone - fGWR 43128 and Chiltern 172103.JPG DMU 100 160 2 172101-172104 4 London Marylebone-Bicester North/Stratford-upon-Avon 2011
Class 68 68010 Chiltern Railways Hatton Bank 19-08-15 (20628237900).jpg Diesel locomotive 100 160 N/A 68008-68015 8 Chiltern Main Line 2014
Mark 3 BR Mk.IIIa TSO No.12604 (8074749189).jpg Passenger Carriage 125 200 6 N/A 31 Chiltern Main Line 1975–88
BR Mk3 DVT 82 309.jpg Driving Van Trailer 110 175 N/A 82301-82305, 82309 6 Chiltern Main Line 1988

Past fleet

Former units operated by Chiltern Railways include:

Class Image Type Top speed Carriages Unit Numbers Total Routes operated Built Withdrawn
mph km/h
Class 121
Bubble Car
ChilternRailwaysClass121Quainton.jpg DMU 70 112 1 121020, 121034 2 Princes Risborough to Aylesbury Line 1959–60 19th May 2017

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