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Title: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of
Post by: grahame on July 13, 2019, 11:42:39 am
I have been invited to spend a few minutes in Westbury on Monday evening, to work through a checklist of things going on relating to transport around there, with particular reference to the station.   I came up with ...

* Sub National Transport Bodies - Western Gateway STB
* SWLEP - Rail review
* Timetables, December 2019
* Bristol Metro
* Go-op
* DA3 and beyond
* Timetables, a longer term view
* SWR franchise in trouble
* Great West Way
* Williams and fares
* Freightliner and stone
* Dilton Marsh
* HS2 construction traffic
* Platform 4 and doubling via Melksham
* Community Room and Community Rail Office
* Community Rail changes
* Proposed Stations - Wilton, Devizes Parkway, Ashton Park
* Station Bridge, etc
* WWRUG, TWSW, RailFuture.
* Buses

And I've written up some details ((here)) (http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/ge_wtc_20190713.pdf).   Anything I've forgotten / aren't aware of that should be added to the checklist?


Title: Re: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of
Post by: infoman on July 13, 2019, 02:15:52 pm
ticket gates at Westbury?


Title: Re: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of
Post by: ellendune on July 13, 2019, 02:16:29 pm
Is the possibility of a station at Royal Wootton Bassett too far into the future ?


Title: Re: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of
Post by: grahame on July 13, 2019, 03:26:25 pm
ticket gates at Westbury?

Yes - good thing to add / mention

Is the possibility of a station at Royal Wootton Bassett too far into the future ?

The strategy I've referred to in the overview takes a look at two RWB options.  I suspect that as a Westbury briefing for what's not going to be a long session, it's probably a little distant to give too bring in - I chose to leave it out, but if conversation heads that way on Monday or there's any follow up ...



Title: Re: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of
Post by: Southernman on July 13, 2019, 09:03:06 pm
Establishment by SWR of a train crew depot at Yeovil Junction from December 2019. What improvements/opportunities is this likely to bring?


Title: Re: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of
Post by: bradshaw on July 13, 2019, 09:42:02 pm
One hopes that it will end the lack of traincrew that has blighted the service today and other services recently.


Title: Re: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of
Post by: bradshaw on August 16, 2019, 06:34:20 pm
In another forum it is stated that the new depot at Yeovil Junction will have both drivers and guards.


Title: Re: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of
Post by: Red Squirrel on August 16, 2019, 06:43:00 pm
Couple of queries/clarifications: in the document (http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/ge_wtc_20190713.pdf) you refer to a new station at Ashton Park - what/where is that? Also, much though it pains me to point it out, for 'Bristol Metro' read 'MetroWest'...


Title: Re: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of
Post by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 06:55:13 pm
Couple of queries/clarifications: in the document (http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/ge_wtc_20190713.pdf) you refer to a new station at Ashton Park - what/where is that? Also, much though it pains me to point it out, for 'Bristol Metro' read 'MetroWest'...

Ashton Park is a proposal for an additional station between Trowbridge and Westbury, where the town of Trowbridge is growing so rapidly on what were green fields that it may in future consider itself a wannabe city.


Title: Re: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of
Post by: Robin Summerhill on August 20, 2019, 02:06:28 pm
Quote from: grahame

Ashton Park is a proposal for an additional station between Trowbridge and Westbury, where the town of Trowbridge is growing so rapidly on what were green fields that it may in future consider itself a wannabe city.

If it ever comes to pass I would strongly suggest finding another name.

Otherwise on Saturday afternoons the place might be full of disappointed away-team-supporting football fans when Bristol City are playing at home...



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