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« on: June 07, 2018, 09:24:51 am »

Some very good news of another preserved line finally reconnected to the mainline network:

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On Wednesday 15 August, the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway (C&PRR) will become the nearest main line connected heritage railway to London, with a cross-platform interchange facility when the newly restored platform is opened at Princes Risborough. The steam railway will be under 25 miles and 40 minutes from Marylebone.

The 100% volunteer operated C&PRR is delighted to officially announce that following the latest project review of track and platform construction progress at Princes Risborough, the new main line interchange facility will open on 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. Tickets at the normal Adult/Concession/Child price will only be sold in advance - they will be valid for one return journey between Princes Risborough and Chinnor or vice versa, and they will go on sale on Sunday 01 July 2018.

Until 15 August, trains will 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.

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.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 11:36:04 am »

It is indeed an impressive bit of engineering with many complex tasks and challenges successfully overcome over the last few years. I was on railway operations there a few weeks ago with a neat looking and lengthened platform 4 (old Watlington bay platform). My hat off to all those who gave so much of their time, money and effort on this project. I look forward to signaling passenger trains into the new platform in a few month's time.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 01:51:06 pm »

The heading is about the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway link with GWR. The text is about the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 02:08:48 pm »

The heading is about the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway link with GWR. The text is about the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway.

As noted in an earlier post  Grin

Some very good news of another preserved line finally reconnected to the mainline network:

It may be a good idea for one of us to split the topic though ... I'll be in my hotel late this evening - will do so from there is nor-one has done it beforehand
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 03:39:37 pm »

Whoops, my mistake.  Getting my preserved railways mixed up  Roll Eyes Tongue  Thanks Grahame (or admins).
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 05:01:11 am »

The heading is about the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway link with GWR. The text is about the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway.

Topic now split under a new heading.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 07:57:58 am »

Thanks Grahame.  My fault entirely.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018, 09:17:40 am »

Maybe a Freudian mis-posting  referring to the proposed Watlington to Wallingford Railway.
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2018, 11:15:52 am »

Are you sure you didn't mean Chinnor to Cholsey Huh  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2018, 07:08:48 am »

Congratultions to The Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway on their new interchange, opened in Princes Risborough, "allowing passengers to take a steam train from Chinnor and then board a 21st century train into London." - see more at The BBC
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2018, 08:22:58 am »

It has been a wonderful effort all round and I am sorry that my day job prevented me from attending our opening day, which I believe went spectacularly well.  Thanks also to this board, where the availability of government funding was first mentioned and was thus brought to the railway's attention.

We are now a two-ended railway; one with a direct connection to London and the greater Chiltern network. That comes with great benefits but also responsibilities.  I am looking forward to my volunteer shifts on our new, extended railway and to welcoming all board members here to come and enjoy a visit to our friendly line, or indeed join our merry band of enthusiastic (but 'professional') amateur railway men and women.
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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2018, 09:27:17 am »

I hope Grahame will excuse a blatant plug, but tomorrow (Saturday 18th August) is our first all-day DMU Bubble run into Platform 4 at Princes Risborough. Our normal running day is a Sunday.

If anyone on here is visiting us on Saturday, please introduce yourself to the Duty Manager  Cheesy .
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2018, 09:46:19 am »

I hope Grahame will excuse a blatant plug ...

Sure  Grin

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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2018, 01:41:00 pm »

Who's going to ask first?

Where?
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2018, 01:43:26 pm »

Taunton?  Grin
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