The story of the most successful of Britain's new private railway companies is one of triumphant business despite the odds. Formed in 1996 after the privatisation of British Rail, this is a modern railway history, and one which reveals the secrets behind running a good public transport service. Combining the company history, a tale of ups and downs and battles to fund expansion, with the railway fleet itself and the personal recollections of many Chiltern's key personnel, directors, managers, planners, drivers and customers, this fascinating book explains what Chiltern Railways means to so many.
Incorporating previously unpublished images from the Chiltern archives, this history looks at significant events in the company's history including the 2005 Gerrards Cross tunnel collapse. The Chiltern Railways Story celebrates the past and present success of the railway company as well as its ambitious plans for the future.