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Princes Risborough Platform 4 Opens

Danny Woodward, Chairman of the 100% volunteer operated C&PRR, is delighted to officially announce that following the latest project review of restoration progress at Princes Risborough the new main line interchange facility will open on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 August.

Danny says, "Congratulations to all our volunteers involved in the project and behind the scenes - you have moved mountains to achieve so much and it is truly appreciated - well done!".

Limited public services will operate in the afternoon of 15 August - running as ‘The Watlington Flyer’ and travelling non-stop in around 20 minutes each way for the almost four-mile trip in each direction.

Because we expect demand to be fairly high on this historic occasion, it means all tickets MUST be booked in advance and will only be available for one round trip only between Princes Risborough and Chinnor or vice versa. No tickets are available to purchase at the stations on the day.

On the first weekend of public train services Saturday 18 August will be a normal operating day with trains commencing at 11.00 from Chinnor and 11.40 from Princes Risborough (more details to follow on the website in a day or two), with tickets valid for one round-trip only. From Sunday 19 August and subsequent weekend operating days - tickets will be valid all day as normal.

Please note that prior to 15 August, trains will generally only operate between Chinnor and Thame Junction enabling the final track alterations to be carried out at Princes Risborough.



 Adult (16-59 yrs)  £12  £2 per complete booking
 Senior (60+ yrs)  £10  
 Adult National Railcard holder#  £10  
 Accompanied Child (5-15 yrs)*  £1  
 Child (0-4 yrs)  £ Free  

# Named holder(s) shown on National Railcard.


 15 Aug 'The Watlington Flyer':    
 Chinnor depart 14.30 16.10 
 Princes Risborough arrive     14.50 16.40
 NEW calls at platform 4 for arrivals and departures:
 Princes Risborough depart 15.00 16.50
 Chinnor arrive
15.20 17.10

 We regret that the the last public service (previously advertised departing Chinnor 17.20) is cancelled.


On days when the Railway is operating our volunteers at Chinnor station provide: a large car park which offers FREE parking for ticket holders; the Cambrian Tea Shop selling drinks and light refreshments and the souvenir shop is open; toilet and baby changing facilities are available; take a look at our Accessibility Guide if you are in a wheelchair or require assistance.

At Princes Risborough station most services are provided by Chiltern Railways - see details of facilities at their station guide. For car parking at Princes Risborough see the Chiltern Railways parking page (present charge June 2018 for Off-Peak parking is £5).

Booking information

Please choose your time of departure for your OUTWARD journey only - your RETURN ticket is then valid on the corresponding return train in the afternoon, e.g. if you travel on the 14.30 from Chinnor the return service is at 15.00 from Princes Risborough etc:

CHINNOR departures are 14.30 and 16.10

PRINCES RISBOROUGH departures are 15.00  & 16.50 (no return from Chinnor on 16.50 ex Princes Risborough as this is last train of the day).


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Wed 15 Aug 2018