What is Chiltern Railways Mainline ?
Chiltern's fast Mainline service between Birmingham and London gets you to your destination in speed and comfort. With free WiFi, spacious, laptop-friendly tables and power points at almost every seat, your travel time can be your most productive time.
On our silver trains we also provide Business Zone. From just £10 one way you can upgrade to a quieter environment with wider seats and large tables for working, complimentary hot drinks and a dedicated Business Zone host, as well as the usual Mainline refinements, including free WiFi.
How fast are Mainline trains?
Simple, flexible fares
Any train, any day
except arrivals into London before 1130 or leaving London between 0630 and 0900 and between 1600 until 1900. No weekend restrictions.
Any time, any train
except arrivals into London before 1000
Where do Mainline trains stop?
Our fastest Mainline trains travel at peak times depart from Birmingham Moor Street, Solihull, Warwick Parkway and Leamington Spa only, before travelling non-stop to London Marylebone.
Every hour, a Mainline train departs from Birmingham Moor Street, calling at Solihull, Dorridge, Warwick Parkway, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Banbury, Bicester North, High Wycombe and London Marylebone
Also every hour, a Mainline train starts at Birmingham Snow Hill, calling at Moor St, Solihull, Warwick Parkway, Leamington Spa, Banbury and London Marylebone.
What is Business Zone?
Business Zone is available on selected Mainline services to provide the business passenger with all the convenience needed to make their journey both comfortable and productive.
- Private environment
- Larger table space
- Wider ergonomic seats
- More legroom
- A dedicated host serving complimentary tea and coffee