The 100% volunteer operated C&PRR is delighted to officially announce that following the latest project review of track and platform restoration progress at Princes Risborough, the new main line interchange facility will open on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 August.
The inaugural train will be for guests who have supported the project, such as the Department for Transport with their £75,000 grant made in August 2016, Network Rail and Chiltern Railways who have worked tirelessly in this period alongside C&PRR volunteers to make sure the project was completed.
Public services will operate in the afternoon of 15 August running as ‘The Watlington Flyer’ travelling non-stop in around 15 minutes each way for the four-mile trip in each direction.
Train times will be published on Sunday 01 July 2018 and tickets at the normal Adult/Concession/Child price (see below) will go on sale at the same time. Because we expect demand to be fairly high on this historic occasion, it means all seats MUST be reserved in advance and tickets will be issued for one round trip only between Princes Risborough and Chinnor or vice versa.
On the first weekend of public train services Saturday 18 August will be a normal operating day but with trains commencing at 11.00 from Chinnor and 11.40 from Princes Risborough, with tickets valid for one round-trip only. From Sunday 19 August and subsequent weekend operating days will be as per 18 August, but tickets will be valid all day as normal.
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. Summer Thursday streaming on 16, 23, 30 August services will also only operate to Thame Junction.
| IN ADVANCE: BY 20.00
ON DAY BEFORE TRAVEL
| ONLINE AGENCY:
|Adult (16-59 yrs)||£12||£2 per complete booking|
|Senior (60+ yrs)||£10|
|Adult National Railcard holder#||£10|
|Accompanied Child (5-15 yrs)*||£6|
|Child (0-4 yrs)||£ Free|
# Named holder(s) shown on National Railcard.
The public timetable will be shown here on and from Sunday 01 July 2018.
FACILITIES AT STATIONS:
On days when the Railway is operating our volunteers at Chinnor station provide: a ticket office where you can book tickets to travel on the same day; 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 services are provided by Chiltern Railways - except that the heritage line provides a ticket office located on Platform 4, where you can book tickets to travel to Chinnor on the same day (but not on 15 August 2018). See details of Chiltern Railways facilities at the station guide. For car parking at Princes Risborough see the Chiltern Railways parking page (present charge June 2018 for Off-Peak parking is £5).