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Steam & Elevenses

Enjoy an extra special treat when you travel on The Icknield Line!

On the 10.45 departure from Chinnor on 22 March (Mothering Sunday), 12 April, 3 May (Seniors Day), 21 June (Father's Day), 19 July (Seniors Day), and 4 October (Seniors Day), you can reserve seats in the Restaurant Car for the round trip (arrives back at Chinnor at 11.45). During the journey we will serve your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee and an accompanying savoury scone and butter, plus two mini Danish Pastries per person - all nicely served on our GWR Hotels crockery.

All the while your steam locomotive is lazily billowing steam past your window or the vintage diesel is growling along the line between Chinnor and Princes Risborough and return. With lovely views gradually opening out to Whiteleaf Cross and the Vale of Aylesbury in the distance, plus the Red Kites often whirling overhead, it is surely going to be the perfect 'Elevenses' treat.

What's more your Day-Rover ticket is valid for unlimited travel for the remainder of the day. Also, if you are looking for something more to do whilst in Chinnor then see our 'Stroll Around Chinnor Village' which guide includes links to the Wee Bookshop and The Village Centre for food and drink, or local pubs for Bar/Restaurant meals; or say visit the local Church or other places that may be of interest.


Full Day's Timetable Diesel Steam Diesel Steam Steam Steam*
Chinnor depart   10.45 12.10 13.30 15.00 16.30
Princes Risborough arrive   11.10 12.30 13.55 15.25 16.55
Platform 4 for arrivals and departures:
Princes Risborough depart 10.10 11.20 12.45 14.10 15.40 17.10
Chinnor arrive
10.30 11.45 13.05 14.30 16.00 17.40

*16.30 from Chinnor / 17.10 from Princes Risborough DOES NOT RUN ON 4 OCTOBER

Ticket Prices

Day-Rover travel ticket & Elevenses - includes reservations in the Restaurant Car, plus tea/coffee, savoury scone and mini-pastries: Operating date(s) Price
Adult (16-59 yrs) 22 Mar, 12 Apr, 3 May, 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 04 Oct £17
Senior (60+ yrs) 22 Mar, 12 Apr, 3 May, 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 04 Oct £15
Adult Railcard Holder 22 Mar, 12 Apr, 3 May, 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 04 Oct £15
Adult Mum (16-59 yrs) on Mothering Sunday 22 Mar only £11
Senior Mum (60+ yrs) on Mothering Sunday 22 Mar only £10
Senior (60+ yrs) on Seniors Day 3 May, 19 July, 04 Oct £10
Adult Dad (16-59 yrs) on Father's Day 21 June only £11
Senior Dad (60+ yrs) on Father's Day 21 June only £10
Accompanied Child** (Up to 15 yrs) 22 Mar, 12 Apr, 3 May, 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 04 Oct £6
Infant - travel only 22 Mar, 12 Apr, 3 May, 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 04 Oct £Free

# Named holder(s) shown on your National Railcard.

** Up to two accompanied children go for £5 each when any ticket is purchased by an Adult, Senior, or Adult National Railcard holder.

Facilities at Stations

When the Railway is operating you will find at Chinnor station FREE parking for train ticket holders, Cambrian Tea Room selling drinks and light refreshments, Souvenir & Secondhand Bookshop, toilet and baby changing facilities. At Princes Risborough station most services are provided by Chiltern Railways - see details at the station guide. For car parking at Princes Risborough see the Chiltern Railways parking page (present charge in 2019 for Off-Peak parking is £5.50).


Please take a look at our Accessibility Guide and particularly if you are a wheelchair user or you require assistance. 

Booking information

Seats often fill up very quickly and so do please book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings close at 20.00 on the Thursday before departure to enable our volunteers to order fresh food and make preparations. Issued as Rover Tickets so you can make additional journeys before or after your meal if you wish (train service permitting). Restaurant Car service takes place on leaving Chinnor - if you are travelling from Princes Risborough to join the train at Chinnor please enquire for details. There is a £2 online booking fee per complete transaction - which helps to support the website and our charitable and restoration aims - thank you for your support.

Book tickets

Sun 22 Mar 2020
Departs 10:45 - only 22 places left
Sun 12 Apr 2020
Departs 10:45 - only 40 places left
Sun 03 May 2020
Departs 10:45
Sun 21 Jun 2020
Departs 10:45
Sun 19 Jul 2020
Departs 10:45
Sun 04 Oct 2020
Departs 10:45