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All aboard as first train in 57 years pulls up at platform
2:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
MP John Howell flagged up a welcome sight at Chinnor railway station near Thame.
For the first time in 57 years on Saturday, passengers were able to ride on trains between Chinnor and Princes Risborough.
Henley MP Mr Howell greeted the first Chiltern Railways train to arrive at 10.25am, after it travelled over a new section of track between the Chinnor and Princes Risborough heritage line, and the main line, just outside Princes Risborough station.
More trains will run this Saturday and next Saturday.
Mr Howell said: “This is not a permanent arrangement, but the eventual aim is to create a permanent link with the main line.
“I really welcome this development which comes at a time when the railways are under a cloud – it’s good to see.
“It was a fun day and I really enjoyed it.”
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