Historic day as trains set to run from Risborough to Chinnor

Workers at Princes Risborough station building the new platform
Workers at Princes Risborough station building the new platform
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Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway is about to host the most ambitious event in its history over the first three weekends in October.

In partnership with Chiltern Railways and Network Rail, the 100% volunteer operated railway will be running regular services between Princes Risborough to Chinnor for the first time in 57 years.

This has involved the three organisations pulling out the stops and physically joining up the two tracks just outside Princes Risborough and building a new platform there.

These services will allow visitors to travel by train to Chinnor to celebrate the 60th resident locomotive named Haversham.

This was used to shunt the royal train at Wolverton railway works and has now been based at the Chinnor Railway for 21 years.

In addition to the trains running between Chinnor and Risborough, there will be a vintage bus service operating as well.

Today (October 5) and Saturdays October 12 and 19, visitors will be able to travel on regular Chiltern Railways services from Aylesbury to Princes Risborough and hop on one of the Chinnor Railways trains to travel all the way down the line to Chinnor.

Haversham will be joined by the two current royal train Wolverton based locomotives to create a unique royal train trio at Chinnor.

Even the London Underground’s 150th anniversary will be marked at Chinnor on October 12 and 13 with a specially decorated locomotive arriving over the reinstated rail connection.

The line between Chinnor and Princes Risborough runs along the foot of the Chiltern Hills through attractive countryside with outding views across the Vale of Whiteleaf.