The Cholsey & Wallingford  Railway

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 

Everyone you meet at the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway is a Volunteer - nobody receives a salary, we do it because we enjoy it - plus our aim is to help to educate future generations, and for them to experience and enjoy our heritage.


We have worked incredibly hard to ensure your future journey is COVID-19 safe - whilst also keeping your visit enjoyable! But it does mean that we will have to necessarily limit the number of people we welcome onto our services when they re-start.


Please do follow all Government rules and advice on travelling by public transport, and when you visit us we also ask you to take note of the following to get the most from your visit.


Before you travel:

You must pre-book your tickets and refreshments online before travelling.

Timetable: Our timetable will vary depending on the service we are operating

Timetable A (During Government restrictions and until end of June)

Wallingford: 10.45  12.15  13.45  15.15   
Cholsey:        11.15  12.45  14.15  15.45   (All journey's must start / end at Wallingford)

Timetable B (provisional subject to change) 

Wallingford: 10.45 11.45  12.45  13.45  14.45  15.45

Cholsey:        11.15  12.15  13.15  14.15  15.15   16.15

Note: Some events will run with a special timetable

40th Anniversary Trains

Sunday 30th & Monday 31st May.

We return to operating trains on the 40th anniversary of the last BR goods train to run on the branch.  Known as the 'Wallingford Fly' the train served the maltings located where our Wallingford station site now is.


Why not book tea or coffee and cake that will be delivered to your seat before departure. Socially distanced seating, seats and refreshments must be pre-booked and departing from Wallingford only.


Diesel Saturday / Steam Monday
(Timetable A)

Sentinel Steam Sunday

Sunday 13th June

Enjoy a steam hauled trip behind this quirky Sentinel steam loco.


Why not book tea or coffee and cake that will be delivered to your seat before departure. Socially distanced seating, seats and refreshments must be pre-booked and departing from Wallingford only.

(Timetable A)






Father's Day & Cream Tea

Sunday 20th June

Celebrate Fathers' Day with a steam-hauled trip and a cream tea, delivered to your seat before departure.


Socially distanced seating, seats and refreshments must be pre-booked and departing from Wallingford only.

(Timetable A)







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Maidenhead Canopy 150 Opening

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June

Join us as we celebrate the revival of Wallingford station, with the opening of our new, 150 year-old canopy!


We plan to welcome a visiting GWR engine to make this a very special occasion. Pre-book your seats now to avoid disappointment. Why not book tea or coffee and cake that will be delivered to your seat before departure.

(Timetable A)


Steam and Ale Gala

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July

At least 2 locos in steam, visiting road locomotives and ale on the train make this a busy weekend. Book your tickets and drinks now and enjoy beer at £3 per pint

(Timetable B)







Steam and Ale Gala Evening trains

Saturday 10th July

Learn about how beer is made and sample a range of ales from Amwell Spring's Brewery in Cholsey, as we make 2 return trips of the line. Ticket includes a free pint.


Book your beer tokens in advance to get beer at £3 pint (£4 on the day).


Pre-booked tickets only- £12 each. (Special Timetable)


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Steam Sunday and Footplate Rides

Sunday 25th July

Book your timed slot now to experience a footplate ride on a steam engine for £5. Footplate rides will be available in the morning, followed by passenger trains from 12.15 (no 10.45 departure).


Why not book tea or coffee and cake that will be delivered to your seat before departure. Socially distanced seating, seats and refreshments must be pre-booked and departing from Wallingford only.

(Timetable B - but no 10.45/11.15 departure)

School Holidays mid-week trains

Thursday 29th July & Thursday 5th August

Take a mid-week trip on The Bunk, hauled by one of our 08 diesel locos. Tea, coffee and lunch boxes can be pre-booked in advance.
(12noon and 2pm departures)









Cream Tea Specials

Saturday 7th August

Take a steam-hauled trip on The Bunk and enjoy our popular cream tea served at your seat. Advance booking essential.

(Special timetable)









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Chese and Wine Evening

Satuday 7th August

Departing from our victorian canopy in Wallingford, we will make two return trips of the line.


In association with Wallingford Local Producers Market, you'll be able to enjoy a range of local cheeses.


These will be paired with a range of wines from Pierre LeVin, through a wine tasting. Cheese and wine tasting are included in the ticket price of £15 per head. We'll also have an on-train bar and cheese and wine will be available to take away.

(Special timetable)

"08" Day

Sunday 8th August

All three of our 08 diesel loco's will be in action throughout the day.

(Timetable B)













Children's Event

Sunday 29th August

Event details to be confirmed - Enjoy a family day out in late summer through the South Oxfordshire Countryside.

(Timetable B)












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Steam and Cream Teas

Monday 30th August

Take a steam-hauled trip on The Bunk and enjoy our popular cream tea served at your seat.


Advance booking essential.

(Timetable B)







Bunkfest trains

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September

(Special Timetable)Let the train take the strain to get you to and from Bunkfest.


As part of Wallingford's family festival of music, dance and beer, we'll have performers on trains, steam and ale.


Evening departures to get you home via Cholsey.

Trains on a Friday night for the first time ever!!



Wickham Rides

Sunday 19th September

A chance to ride in this unique passenger carrying vehicle- more car like than train!











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Members Day

26th September

Free train rides and Wickham trolley rides for our members. 


Come and learn about our plans to develop the line and Wallingford station. 


New members most welcome- please visit our membership page to join from as little as £16 per year.

1940s Weekend

2nd & 3rd October

Experience the feel of the 1940's. Vintage vehicles, land girls add to the atmosphere. Your local home guard platoon will be in attendance to make sure everything is under control!





1940s Evening Trains

2nd October

More details of a 1940s evening event coming soon.








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Halloween Trains

Take a spooky trip along the Bunk line



Santa Trains

After a year off, we are welcome back Santa to the line, with our biggest ever Santa experience.

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Fares during social distancing & government restrictions arrangements
Table of 4 - £24
Compartment of 6 (6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children) - £38
Provisional Fares - after the end of government restrictions
Adult Return (16+ years): £10.00
Senior/Concession Return: £8.00
Child Return (5-15 years): £7.00
5 and under: FREE
Family ticket: £24 (2 Adults & up to 2 Children)

Adult Single: £5.00
Senior Single: £4.00
Child Single: £3.50
5 and under: FREE

Higher fares may be charged for special events. Prices correct at time of publication (March 2021).