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Princes Risborough is a pretty little Buckinghamshire market town, famous for its furniture and beds, situated midway between Aylesbury and High Wycombe. It is on the former GC/GW joint line from Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill and beyond.
Railway type and traffic
Most of the passenger traffic is handled by class 165 and 168 units operated by Chiltern Railways. There are often steam or diesel hauled specials, together with some freight traffic.
There is a single track branch to Aylesbury, often operated by a one coach Bubblecar Unit and a further branch towards Chinnor (formerly for the cement works but now home to a preservation society) and that in turn, branches off towards Thame and Oxford (now lifted).
It is a safe location on the edge of the town and overlooks the cricket club.
The station is situated a short walk from the town centre just off the A4010. There is no free parking other than short stay, failing which, you will have to pay to use the station car park. Most of the local streets do not have parking restrictions.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Princes Risborough Station map co-ordinates
See above - it is a safe place to park but advisable, as always, to keep 'goodies' out of sight.
There is a frequent train service from London Marylebone (northbound) and Birmingham Snow Hill, Bicester and Aylesbury (southbound).
Also good bus service to and from Aylesbury and High Wycombe.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are toilets on the station plus a cafe (I recommend the bacon rolls) on weekdays. Fish and chip shop + numerous pubs and a small Tesco in the Town Centre.
You would need to go into Aylesbury for a choice of accommodation.
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Best to go over to the Northbound platform for most shots, otherwise the sun is in the wrong position.
General views - All photographs © Alan Wallwork unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking south
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