Marylebone station has been closed today, Sunday 15th June 2014, due to a fire in a signalling cable.
Two metres of signalling cable in the tunnel leading into the station have burned away meaning the signalling system is not working.
For safety reasons trains will be unable to run into Marylebone until until new cables are installed and tested. It is not sure how long this will take but trains may not be able to run until Monday morning.
As a result there is widespread service disruption.
Travel into London:
Trains from Aylesbury via Amersham are terminatin at Harrow-on-the-Hill. From where Chiltern tickets will be valid on the normal Metropolitan line tube trains to Baker Street, which is a few minutes’ walk from Marylebone.
Trains to and from Birmingham and Aylesbury via High Wycombe are terminating at West Ruislip. From where Chiltern tickets will be valid on the normal Central line tube trains to and from Central London. To reach Marylebone, change at Oxford Circus onto the Bakerloo line northbound.
Chiltern Railways are aiming to run trains at the times they would normally run but in some instances this will not always be possible. Please check the Chiltern Railway website at www.chilternrailways.co.uk before travel as there may be some delays during your journey.
Chiltern Railways are advising that from Birmingham and the West Midlands it is likely to be easier to use Virgin Trains or London Midland services via the West Coast Mainline, and your Chiltern ticket will be valid.
Chiltern Railways also have ticket acceptance with First Great Western and London Overground.
Travel from London:
Trains to Aylesbury via Amersham will start at Harrow-on-the-Hill. Chiltern Railways are requesting that passengers do not travel to Marylebone. Please travel directly to Harrow-on-the-Hill which is on the Metropolitan line. If you already have a Chiltern ticket, you can use it to travel to Harrow-on-the-Hill.
Trains to and from Birmingham and Aylesbury via High Wycombe are starting at West Ruislip. Chiltern Railways are requesting that passengers do not travel to Marylebone. Please travel directly to West Ruislip, which is on the Central line. If you already have a Chiltern ticket, you can use it to travel to West Ruislip.
Chiltern Railways aim is that trains will leave Harrow or West Ruislip around 15 minutes after they would have left Marylebone. However, these are much smaller stations to turn trains round in, so there may be further delays and cancellations.
If travelling to Birmingham or the West Midlands it is likely to be easier to use Virgin Trains or London Midland services from Euston. Chiltern ticket will be valid.
Advance tickets may be used on any Chiltern service today due to the disruption.