Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here]. Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail News GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
January 24, 2018, 11:42:08 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Southampton Airport Salisbury Swindon corridor - looking forward  (Read 96 times)
Hero Member
Posts: 18902

View Profile WWW Email
« on: December 10, 2017, 06:49:39 PM »

Input for the SWR timetable consultation just submitted, proposing joined up services along the Southampton Airport Salisbury Swindon corridor which they're tasked with looking at anyway.

A joined up service would give:
* Through trains Southampton Airport to Chippenham and Swindon
* Increased peak and near-peak train services from Swindon to Westbury
* Through trains Swindon and Chippenham to Warminster and Salisbury
* Much improved services at Melksham, Warminster and Dilton Marsh
All done within currently planned rolling stock levels!

May I encourage members to take a look at our overview:
Or the whole much more technical work:
And if they feel so inclined to write in, in support

Full response:

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on your 2019 Monday to Friday timetable proposals for South Western Railway.

Please see links below to  our(*) response, with particular references to tables 158A (Romsey via Southmapton to Salisbury) and 160 (reference services between Salisbury and Westbury)

- On table 160, we welcome Dilton Marsh calls, and encourage you to run the suggested additional Bristol to Waterloo via Salisbury service on Sunday, fed from a Salisbury to Bristol service at around 09:25 from Salisbury.

- On table 158A, we suggest that you extend alternate services arriving in Salisbury to Swindon, running the next Salisbury - Romsey - Salisbury trip with the train that made the previous round trip to Swindon.  The train that currently runs the daytime Westbury to Swindon shuttle diagram fills in for missing train at Salisbury, leaving your proposed timetable in tact for routing and further adjuetment from other consultation inputs.   Additional services that run between Westbury and Swindon using alternative (GWR) stock stay in place - though GWR timetable changes resulting from electrification mean a wholescale re-tietabling there.  Local GWR service running just between Westbury and Warminster become largely redundant.

The technical case (15 pages) is made in detail at:
We have also put together a short presentation - we estimate it will take about quarter of an hour to go through with interested parties - to explain the proposals at an intermediate level. We are happy to present to any appropriate groups; the slide set is at:
You are also welcome to share the links and / or the documents which I will send under separate cover if you prefer them that way.


Graham Ellis -
Community Rail Officer, TransWilts Community Rail Partnership
A division of the TransWilts Community Interest Company (CIC)  - 0845 459 0153 / 01225 708225

(*) - This suggestion has been prepared by the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership working closely in association with the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership.   Both partnerships have consulted within the  area covered by our proposals including joint meetings to bring in other community and rail user groups / parishes and towns, to help us ensure that our proposal has widespread and common support.

TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants