Chiltern Railways is warning against travel during a week of industrial action and scheduled engineering works starting the first week of April.

The company's services will be severely hampered due to various actions from ASLEF and simultaneous engineering across the network, particularly affecting travels after the Easter weekend.

Disruption starts on April 4 with an overtime ban, reducing services across most of the network.

Services between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury will be replaced by buses due to HS2 engineering works.

On April 5, strike action by other operators will halt services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street.

Chiltern’s remaining service, between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street will be exceptionally busy. Customers should travel only if essential.

Services will also be affected for football fans. 

Chiltern Railways will not serve the England Lionesses game at Wembley Stadium on April 5, urging customers to use alternative options, like the Transport for London network.

The situation worsens on April 6, with no Chiltern services operating on any route due to strike action on the Chiltern network.

However, on April 7, services will be running as per a special schedule to serve the Bristol Street Motors Trophy Final between Wycombe Wanderers and Peterborough United.

Additional services between High Wycombe and Wembley Stadium will be put on.

Queuing systems will be in operation.

To accommodate this, no trains will run between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and London Marylebone all day, or between Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa after 1pm.

Further ASLEF industrial action reduces services on April 8 and 9, with no service north of Birmingham Moor Street or at some Greater London stations.

The situation is complicated by a strike on the London Underground network by the RMT on April 8, preventing Chiltern services from calling at certain stations.

Chiltern Railways warns customers to check before they travel, as the industrial action by ASLEF and pre-planned engineering works are set to cause disruption.