Chiltern Railways Train from London Marylebone to Oxford
Chiltern Railways is 1 of 2 railway companies operating between Oxford and London, with Chiltern Railways using the Oxford–Bicester Line and Chiltern Main Line. After my stay in London, I headed back to Oxford early as this was the cheap advance fare available and I had a dinner appointment.
London Marylebone Railway Station
The façade of London Marylebone Railway Station.
The compact concourse of London Marylebone Railway Station.
My train would be departing from Platform 3.
Heading through the gate line.
My Chiltern Railways 1T35 train was formed of 2 Class 168 Chiltern Clubman Silver Mainlines, 1 a 3-car set, and the other a 2-car set, forming a 5-car train.
This should be a faster run with less stopping stations.
I headed to the front set to be away from last-minute boarders and also to be closer to the exit at Oxford.
My Chiltern Railways 1T35 train from London Marylebone to Oxford.
Push the button to open doors.
The cozy front section of the train.
The rest of the interior has a mix of table and airline-style seats.
I chose to sit up front for a bit more privacy in the small section of the train, and also to hear the alert sounds coming from the cab, reminding me of Train Simulator Classic.
Power sockets are available by the table.
My Chiltern Railways 1T35 departed from London Marylebone on time at 1.40pm.
Passing by lots of Chiltern Railways rolling stock at Wembley Light Maintenance Depot.
Passing by the London Underground Central Line Ruislip Depot.
Passing by West Ruislip Underground Station.
Quite surprisingly, there is a physical link between the London Underground Central Line and Chiltern Main Line after West Ruislip Underground Station.
Gerrards Cross Railway Station
Making a brief stop at Gerrards Cross Railway Station.
Beaconsfield Railway Station
Making a brief stop at Beaconsfield Railway Station.
High Wycombe Railway Station
Making a brief stop at High Wycombe Railway Station.
Passing by rolling stock of the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway.
Zooming past Princes Risborough Railway Station at speed.
Passing by more rolling stock of the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway.
Slowing down shortly after Haddenham & Thame Parkway before the Bicester Chord.
Heading on to the Bicester Chord.
Passing over the railway crossing on London Road before Bicester Village Railway Station.
Bicester Village Railway Station
Making a brief stop at Bicester Village Railway Station.
Oxford Parkway Railway Station
Making a brief stop at Oxford Parkway Railway Station.
New (converted?) Class 769 Flex TMUs for GWR are stabled at Oxford Down Carriage Sidings.
Unfortunately, graffiti have already arrived.
Passing by the Oxford Down Carriage Sidings.
Oxford Railway Station
Entering Platform 2 of Oxford Railway Station.
My Chiltern Railways 1T35 from London Marylebone arrived at Oxford at 2.47pm – 4 minutes early.
Heading down from the train.
Push the button to open doors.
My Chiltern Railways 1T35 train at Oxford.
The side exit was opened, which made for a quick exit from Platform 2.
Overall, it was a fast ride on a fast Chiltern Railways service from London Marylebone to Oxford, taking just 1 hour and 7 minutes in total. With the lower fare, it was also a great way for me to get back to Oxford from London that was easy on my pocket.