CHOLSEY & WALLINGFORD RAILWAY

CHOLSEY & WALLINGFORD RAILWAY

  The Bunk Line - Home of the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway Preservation Society 

Membership - Join the CWR for a range of benefits 

This is probably the most exciting time to join the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway since the 1980s. 


We are starting the station building programme with the reconstruction of a historic platform canopy dating back to Brunel’s day, even before our railway opened in 1866. Plans are in hand to bring in a historic signal box, and to construct a permanent station building facing onto Hithercroft Road. The station will be based on Abingdon station which was demolished over a quarter of a century ago.


It is also a great time to join the CWR because the Board has reduced subscription costs by up to 40% (Individual Membership down from £20 to £12), and has improved the Members’ Benefits programme. They have also decided that all Membership Renewals will be at the end of March, at the start of our operating year.


And the actual process of joining has been simplified to make it possible to join on line below.

The Benefits of Membership

The knowledge that your support is helping to preserve a part of our railway heritage


A free copy of "The Bunk" magazine which is produced three times a year, in the run-up to Easter, BunkFest, and Christmas


  • 4 Free Travel Vouchers*:  each Voucher can be exchanged at the Booking Office for 1 Return Ticket which is valid for travel all day.
  • Vouchers can be used on many operating days except Special Service trains such as Santa Specials which are likely to be fully booked.
  • Vouchers will be distributed to members with their new Membership Cards in March each year


Enjoy a Members’ Running Day which is a great opportunity for members to visit Wallingford Station when it is not open to the public, to ride the train for free, and to give the staff feedback on how we are doing, and your ideas for what else we should be doing. 

The members running day is likely to be in Spring, at the start of our operating year. You will receive details in “The Bunk” magazine.

The opportunity to become a working Volunteer Member to help keep the railway in operation or help in restoration


* Individual, Senior & Junior members will receive 4 Vouchers per year..


Each Partner or Senior Partner member will receive their own 4 Vouchers per year.

If Partners bring children, they can have a Family Ticket valid for up to 2 adults and 2 children in exchange for TWO Vouchers.

If you join after 30 September, you will pay half the annual subscription and will receive two Vouchers


A free copy of "The Bunk" magazine which is produced three times a year, in the run-up to Easter, BunkFest, and Christmas

    4 Free Travel Vouchers* which can be used on all operating days except Santa Trains, these will be distributed to members with their new Membership Cards in the Easter Bunk magazine in March each year.

Buy Membership Now or download our form and send to the railway

Individual (over 16 under 60) £12 

Junior (over 12 under 16) £3 

Senior Partners (at least one over 60) £9

Partners (both under 60) £18 

Senior (over 60) £6

Note: If you join after 30 September, you will pay half the annual subscription.

Membership Type

Membership form downloads in PDF format.  Simply print out and return to the station by either popping in or via the post

Gifting membership to others?

If you want to gift membership to others, then download the PDF and complete it with the details that you know and return it to Wallingford Station - making clear it is a gift -  and include your own contact details, and the membership team can collect the rest of the details.