Swindon to Westbury via Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge

Service upgrade from December 2013 from 2 to 8 trains each way per day.
Further news to be provided soon.

Description of line

Swindon - Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury.

Service offered

2 trains per day each way on Monday to Saturday, 2 northbound trains only on Sunday. The service was reduced from 5 round trips a day in December 2006.

Peak flows

The remaining trains leave Swindon at 06:19 and 18:42, which is inconvenient for most potential travellers. As a result, a service that was used by 100,000 people per year has dropped back (my estimate) to just 8% of that - 8,000 journeys - projected for 2007.

Known issues

The current service is TOTALLY UNSUITED to the traffic that's available and offered and there are strong moves for a return to an appropriate service from December 2007 ... 2008 ... 2009 ... 2010 ... 2011 ... 2012 ... Manyana ...


See here

Recent discussions:
Link to ... Through Journeys on the Trans Wilts
Link to ... 10th January 2018 - celebration of 2 cars on the TransWilts
Link to ... 2018 cancellation and amendment log
Link to ... Flooding leading to cancellations 26 Dec 2017
Link to ... Happy Christmas - and looking ahead on TransWilts
Link to ... Golden Tuesday - and how to make (almost) every day golden in the future.
Link to ... Current and future traffic from Thingley to Bradford junctions
Link to ... Ticket sales by type - Wiltshire, 2016/17
Link to ... Disruption on the Transwilts, 12th-15th March 2018
Link to .. Turbo Unit to Melksham.
Link to .. Looking for comparable line(s) to TransWilts elsewhere in the UK
Link to .. Help point displays
Link to .. Passenger Surveys - Melksham Station, October 2017
Link to .. MOVED: Steam on the TransWilts - 23 Sep 2017
Link to .. Westbury Connections
Link to .. Notes about services - and lessons to be learned - from engineering, July 2017
Link to .. Watch list - changes to times and connections as main line services are recast
Link to .. Late night service - more than just a train - also a social and economic enabler
Link to .. Increasing throughput of trains - some ways of doing it
Link to .. Saturday 15th July 2017 - TransWilts

Also ... blogs and other active groups:


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