What is the Business Zone? | Chiltern Railways

What is the Business Zone?

Available on our silver trains (identified by the MS in the timetable), Business Zone provides business passengers with all the convenience needed to make the journey both comfortable and productive.

You can upgrade to the Business Zone and get large tables for working, the widest seats with more legroom than you’ll find on any train service between Birmingham or Oxford and London. Features of our Business Zone include:

- On the Birmingham to London peak week day services, a complimentary selection of healthy snacks and drinks (subject to availability)
- Complimentary unlimited wi-fi (subject to availability and non-streaming services)
- At-seat power points (subject to availability)
- Modern carriages
- Larger windows

To use the Business Zone you need to pay a peak or off peak supplement.  

On London to Birmingham services a £25 supplement is required per journey to travel in the Business Zone. Business Zone is not first class, and any standard class ticket is valid with a Business Zone supplement, which can be purchased with your ticket (if booking at a station) or simply upgraded onboard.  On off-peak services, the Business Zone supplement is just £10.

You will need to pay a peak supplement to use the Business Zone, between London and Birmingham, on silver trains which arrive into London before 1000 and depart London between 1600 and 1900 on a weekday

Off peak supplements are needed for all other journeys in the Business Zone.

All London to Oxford services are subject to a £10 supplement for both peak and off peak services.  London to Oxford services do not offer a complimentary range of snacks and drinks.