Following a fire on the morning of Sunday 15th June 2014 which affected two metres of signalling cable in the tunnel leading into Marylebone Station the signalling in and around the station is not working.
Due to the damaged signalling trains can’t be run safely into the station until new cables are installed and tested.
Engineers are on site however disruption is expected to last into Monday afternoon and Marylebone station will remain closed until further notice.
Chiltern Railways issued an update to the situation at 22.07pm on Sunday 15th June 2014 which can be viewed on the Chiltern Railways website.
Chiltern Railways are advising passengers to avoid travelling unless essential.
A limited service will run tomorrow, Monday 16th June 2014, on both lines into Marylebone. As a result the trains will be incredibly busy. This is because trains we will be turning round at stations which have two platforms instead of at Marylebone which has six.
Harrow on the Hill – Amersham – Aylesbury – Aylesbury Vale Parkway : Two trains an hour will run to and from Harrow on the Hill and Aylesbury (with one per hour going to Aylesbury Vale Parkway) See here for the timetable. From there, Chiltern tickets will be valid on the normal Metropolitan line tube trains to Baker Street, which is a few minutes’ walk from Marylebone.
West Ruislip – High Wycombe – Banbury – Birmingham – Kidderminster : Two trains per hour will run to and from Birmingham and West Ruislip. If travelling north from London please take the central line to West Ruislip for a Chiltern train northbound. Chiltern tickets will be valid on the normal Central line tube trains to/from Central London. To reach Marylebone change at Oxford Circus onto the Bakerloo line northbound.
Using Chiltern tickets on other train operators’ services : Chiltern Railways are advising that their tickets are valid on Virgin Trains, London Midland, First Great Western, CrossCountry and London Underground services for the rest of Sunday evening and on Monday until further notice. If travelling to and from Birmingham Chiltern Railways recommend using Virgin Trains or London Midland if at all possible between Birmingham New Street at London Euston. If travelling from Banbury to London Chiltern Railways advise travelling to Reading with CrossCountry and then boarding First Great Western services to Paddington.
Further information can be found on the Chiltern Railway website.