Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

We are a standard gauge railway operating both steam and diesel hauled train services from our station at Chinnor in Oxfordshire. It operates part of the old Great Western Railway branch line which ran between Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire) and Watlington (Oxfordshire).
The railway opens for passenger services in March until Hallowe’en with Santa Specials operating in December. The line currently runs over a 3 ˝ mile stretch along the foot of the Chiltern Hills running parallel to the Icknield Way, passing through attractive countryside with some outstanding views across the Vale of Whiteleaf. Our aim is to re-open as much of the branch as possible. We have built a replica of the original Station at Chinnor and are working to extend the line into Princes Risborough with connection to the Network Rail station.
Our services operate out of Chinnor station, principally at weekends, and run to Thame Junction, a round trip of nearly seven miles.
We operate a number of special events and attractions throughout the season in addition to our standard timetabled services.

  • Currently: Sunny intervals, 22° C
  • Thursday: Medium-level cloud, 23° C
  • Friday: Sunny, 23° C

Events over the next 6 Months

Father's Day DAD FREE, 18th June 2017
Every Dad TRAVELS FREE with any accompanied ticket holder on Father's Day, 18 June 2016. Dad will probably appreciate the steam and diesel locomotive hauling his train and with the Red Kites often whirling overhead, it is surely going to be his perfect treat!
All the while your steam locomotive is lazily billowing steam past your window or the vintage diesel is growling its way along the line on the gentle 8-mile round trip. Our volunteers will be making their way through the train with an at-seat service of tea, coffee and light refreshments, and they will even have Chinnor Railway Ale onboard (well, it surely is his special day!).
Steam hauled trains depart Chinnor station at 11.00, 12.15, 13.30, 15.00 and 16.30.
Each round trip takes up to 55 minutes in duration.