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Author Topic: Westbury - a transport hub - up and coming things to be aware of  (Read 1662 times)
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« 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)).   Anything I've forgotten / aren't aware of that should be added to the checklist?
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 02:15:52 pm »

ticket gates at Westbury?
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 02:16:29 pm »

Is the possibility of a station at Royal Wootton Bassett too far into the future ?
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« Reply #3 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 ...

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« Reply #4 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?
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 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.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 06:43:00 pm »

Couple of queries/clarifications: in the document 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'...
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 06:55:13 pm »

Couple of queries/clarifications: in the document 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.
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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 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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