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« on: October 22, 2018, 11:33:37 am »

The Melksham Rail User Group is pleased to confirm that Santa Claus will once again be travelling by train from Melksham to Swindon and back - leaving Melksham Station at 14:50 on Sunday 9th December 2018, and arriving back there at 15:53.

This is a popular trip and places will be limited - full details in the Melksham News in early November, with tickets on sale there from the date of publication.

This year, Santa's planning to make a further trip too on that date - probably Westbury to Swindon and back, and as and when I hear details I'll add them here.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 04:15:21 pm »

The Melksham Rail User Group is pleased to confirm that Santa Claus will once again be travelling by train from Melksham to Swindon and back - leaving Melksham Station at 14:50 on Sunday 9th December 2018, and arriving back there at 15:53.

This is a popular trip and places will be limited - full details in the Melksham News in early November, with tickets on sale there from the date of publication.

This year, Santa's planning to make a further trip too on that date - probably Westbury to Swindon and back, and as and when I hear details I'll add them here.

Santa is not welcome unless he brings better performance and reliability around the Swindon area  Cheesy. In all seriousness, a good idea to keep passengers entertained.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 04:58:01 pm »

The Melksham Rail User Group is pleased to confirm that Santa Claus will once again be travelling by train from Melksham to Swindon and back - leaving Melksham Station at 14:50 on Sunday 9th December 2018, and arriving back there at 15:53.

This is a popular trip and places will be limited - full details in the Melksham News in early November, with tickets on sale there from the date of publication.

This year, Santa's planning to make a further trip too on that date - probably Westbury to Swindon and back, and as and when I hear details I'll add them here.

Santa is not welcome unless he brings better performance and reliability around the Swindon area  Cheesy. In all seriousness, a good idea to keep passengers entertained.

In all seriousness we have a massive amount to thank our Santa for (yes, I did see your smiley face).   Rumour has it that Santa spends much of the year away from Christmas in Lapland, benignly supervising a flock of elves as they manufacture toys, and playing with his databases of names, addresses and naughty or nice flags.   Rumour, though, has it wrong.

Without our Santa, TransWilts services would most likely remain at two per day - with an earlier morning departure from London still getting you to Mallaig (17:43) before Melksham (19:13), and with Melksham being the only station south of the arctic circle with its entire weekday service calling in the dark in winter.   We have a lot to thank our Santa for.

He ... continues ... away from his Christmas duties to pilot the strategic development of the line and services ... and that was recognised nationally by him being shortlisted for the ACoRP individual award this year; perhaps he only failed to be placed because yours truly didn't polish his brasses as much as others had their brasses polished ... or perhaps because he does so much work behind the scenes that he's not that well known on the platform, train and national stage.

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 03:30:51 pm »

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Santa Claus will be travelling on the train from MELKSHAM Station at 14:45 on Sunday 9th December, arriving back about an hour later. Tickets will include a present from Santa for each child, train travel, and a minced pie and a drink for everyone. Adults - £10.00, Children £5.00 . Santa supports Melksham, with all supplies purchased locally and tickets on sale at the Melksham TIC from 8th November 2018.

The annual "Santa Trip" is organised by the Melksham Rail User Group (MRUG) formerly the Melksham Rail Development Group from the days before we had many users! Co-ordinator / Santa's local rep - Graham Ellis on 01225 708225 (also vice chair of MRUG).
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 11:01:41 am »

SOLD OUT  Grin Grin
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