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 ...

Forum


See here

Recent discussions:
Link to ... MOVED: 2019 timetable - early(ish) draft and fine tuning sought
Link to ... Melksham extended platform in use!
Link to ... Is it really about expresses or about freight paths?
Link to ... 165 on the Trans Wilts?
Link to ... Swindon Station Works
Link to ... Melkham Platform extension under way
Link to ... Leaflets for summer 2018
Link to ... Why has the bay at Swindon been electrified?
Link to ... Late train to Millom ... looking for late train to Melksham
Link to .. Train and bus times from Melksham from today (20th May 2018)
Link to .. Leave your car at home - Public Transport Options from Melksham to Other Towns
Link to .. The importance of connections v the importance of other criteria at engineeering
Link to .. Rail replacement services - small things could make a big difference
Link to .. Infrastructure enhancements - Wiltshire
Link to .. Dilton Marsh Platform Extension
Link to .. Chippenham Rail User Group - 12th July 2018
Link to .. TransWilts CIC - February 2017 to January 2018
Link to .. Traffic 2018
Link to .. Skipping Dilton Marsh
Link to .. Engineering plans for April 2018


Also ... blogs and other active groups:

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