Chiltern Railways awarded new six-year contract
The company runs trains between London Marylebone and Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and the Midlands.
The Arriva-owned company runs trains to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways has been awarded a new six-year contract by the government with a commitment to reduce emissions.The Arriva-owned company will continue running trains between London Marylebone and Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and the West Midlands.
It said it would expand trials converting diesel trains to diesel-battery hybrids, which are zero-emission while standing at stations.Managing director, Richard Allan, said the firm was "determined to modernise".It will also bring in an enhanced compensation scheme, with passengers eligible if they are delayed by 15 minutes, rather than the current 30 minutes.Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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