Overturned car blocks Chinnor line

A car crashed onto the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway’s tracks in Chinnor on the morning of December 14 – startling local residents with a massive ‘bang’.

The car broke through a fence in Hill Road and rolled down an embankment onto the line at Chinnor Railway at around 6am. A man was seen crawling out of the upturned wreckage.

The wreckage of the car as seen after daybreak. PHIL MARSH

Railway staff said it was lucky that no passenger trains were running, although works trains were being run for the Risborough extension.

The wreckage was craned out of the way before staff rectified the damage to the tracks so that Santa trains could run the following weekend.

The Office of Rail and Road was informed.

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