The Cholsey & Wallingford  Railway

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


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


Wallingford: 10.45  12.15  13.45  15.15 
16.45 Train added for 18th 24th & 25th July

Cholsey:        11.15  12.45  14.15  15.45   (All journey's must start at Wallingford)

A round trip from Wallingford to Cholsey and return takes around 40 - 45 mins.

Note: Some events will run with a special timetable

GWR Steam Days

Sunday 18th and 25th July
Saturday 24th July

Enjoy travelling behind a Great Western Steam loco (Pannier 4612) and watch the Oxfordshire countryside roll by.

Why not add to the experience and enjoy pre-booked tea, coffee and cake that will be delivered to your seat before departure.

Steam and High Tea

Saturday 10th July - SOLD OUT!

Now sold out - subscribe to our emails to find out when our next journey is.
Enjoy a High Tea with china and white linen on the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, with a selection of finger sandwiches, pork pie, sausage roll, cakes, cookies, scones and tea.

The round journey is around 90 mins.

*For operational reasons, part of the journey maybe diesel hauled.

Cream Tea Specials

Saturday 7th August & 30th August

Take a trip on The Bunk and enjoy our popular cream tea served at your seat. Advance booking essential. (12.15 and 15:15 trains)

Alternatively book a tea, coffee and cake on our other services.

(Heritage Diesel)


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 can be purchased from the Coffee Stop at Wallingford Station.

Table for upto 4 - £20, Compartment for 6 - £30

(Heritage Diesel)

Cheese and Wine Train

Saturday 7th August - 6.30pm

In association with Wallingford Local Producers Market, enjoy a selection of fine cheeses paired with samples of wine.  Additional wine, beer and soft drinks available to purchase on board.


Table of 2: £50

Table of 3: £75

Table of 4: £100

Arrive at 6.30pm for 7pm departure, return 9pm

"08" Day

Sunday 8th August

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

(Heritage Diesel)


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)

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)

Ale  Evening Train

Date to be confirmed

Booking coming soon for our first evening beer cruise- learn about how beer is made and sample a range of beers from LoveBeer brewery, as we make two return trips of the line.  

Pre-booked tickets only, £60 for a table of 4 or £90 for a compartment of 6, with beer samples included.  Further beer will be available to purchase on-board the train.

Beer available to pre-purchase or on the night:
4 x 1 pint beer tokens - £14/ £3.50 per pint (£4 per pint on the door).


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.

Wallingford at War

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.


Halloween Trains

Take a spooky trip along the Bunk line

Polar Express

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).