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 ... Weekend timetable!
Link to ... Rail replacement buses - the customer experience at an unstaffed station
Link to ... Rail Replacement buses - 5th and 6th September 2020
Link to ... Rail User Group newsletter - for September 2020
Link to ... Melksham Rail User Group - general meeting - 16th September 2020 at 19:30
Link to ... Timetable Improvements from 31st August
Link to ... Grand Opening of the new car park area at Melksham HUB on Fri 28th Aug.
Link to ... New infrastructure at Melksham station
Link to ... Melksham Makers Market - 25th July 2020
Link to .. Car park and cafe changes at Melksham - an update, 19.7.2020
Link to .. Use of public transport - moving from Red to Amber
Link to .. New arrivals at Swindon
Link to .. A little history and a map on the land at Melksham Station
Link to .. Public Transport users - please be patient for another week or two.
Link to .. TransWilts leases Wiltshire Council land at Melksham Station for Melksham Hub
Link to .. Community Rail - recruitment of volunteers for TransWilts
Link to .. So - what are the sensible public transport provisions for the new normal?
Link to .. Garden Villages and Garden Towns: Visions and Reality / Melksham Future
Link to .. Take the bus, not the train?
Link to .. Melksham RUG - regular meeting - online on 8th July 2020


Also ... blogs and other active groups:

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