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Travel On Train Chiltern Railways Mark 3 (UK)

Chiltern Railways Mark 3 (UK)

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At a Glance

Travel Pass Supplement

Rail Pass Reservation Fees
Reservations

Not Available
Time of Day

Day
Accessibility

Accessing the train

Wheelchair Spaces
Bikes Allowed
Travel Comforts

Air Conditioned
Train Specification

Attributes of the train

Has a Conductor
Country

Which country these trains operate in.

Great Britain
Travel Passes
Eurail

On Board

(Business Zone)

Perks
WiFi

A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

Power Socket (UK)

The power sockets on this train are compatible with the standard 3-point plugs as typically used in the UK.

Chiltern Railways doesn't offer a 'First Class' service on these trains, but a 'Business Zone' will be available on the train.
In this coach, the seats are wider and they're all arranged at tables, plus all the seats have a power socket.
Chiltern doesn't use First Class to designate a higher standard of service, because Standard Class ticket holders can pay supplements to access the seats in this 'Business Zone'.

On some departures only, a 'Silver Service' is provided, in this Business zone, complimentary drinks are offered and a higher Wi-Fi download speed is also part of the offering.

Standard

Perks
WiFi

A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

Power Socket (UK)

The power sockets on this train are compatible with the standard 3-point plugs as typically used in the UK.

The comparatively spacious Standard Class seating saloon The comparatively spacious Standard Class seating saloon

A 'Quiet Zone' is available on these trains, in which passengers are asked to refrain from using mobile devices.
As seat reservations aren't available, passengers who wish to travel in this zone, should look for the signs on the exterior of the train and board accordingly.

Conversely if you will want to make calls etc during your journey, check that you haven't unwittingly occupied seats in the Quiet Zone.

Travel summary:

Chiltern Railways operates two types of train on its London <> Birmingham route, these loco-hauled trains and its regular Clubman trains.

These loco-hauled trains use modernised Mark 3 coaches, which have been the primary coaches used on long-distance British express trains for more than 40 years.

Chiltern Railways has been comparatively generous with how it has fitted out these trains, they're comparatively comfortable, even in Standard Class.
The majority of the seats are at tables and most of them also line up with the windows, which contributes to a spacious ambience.

Non-folding bikes can be usually be taken on board these trains, but they are not permitted on departures from London between 16-30 and 19:30, and on arrivals into London between 07:45 and 10:00

Assisted Travel Information is available HERE.

Silver Service:

No on-board catering is available on most departures.

However, Chiltern Railways offers a 'Silver Service' in its Business Zone on selected departures on the London <> Birmingham route and it usually uses these trains, which comprise the Mark 3 coaches, when offering this service.
Complimentary drinks are offered and a higher Wi-Fi download speed is also part of the service.

Chiltern doesn't use First Class to designate a higher standard of service, because on boarding Standard Class ticket holders can pay supplements to access the seats in this 'Business Zone' and therefore access this Silver Service when its available.

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