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 ... Major changes - mid February
Link to ... Melksham musings: then, the wider issue of station access
Link to ... Train services from Melksham - 9 Jan to 20 May 2023
Link to ... 10 years on - what for the next ten years?
Link to ... Work at Chippenham Station to begin - Jan 23
Link to ... Melksham Transport User Group - the next 6 months.
Link to ... 2023 - Train update and amendment log - Swindon <-> Westbury
Link to ... When will GWR sort out their crew issues??
Link to ... Station Usage figures - Wiltshire - with some analysis
Link to .. Snapshot report from TransWilts
Link to .. So - do we have trains or not? How can we plan?
Link to .. Strikes - TSSA flavour
Link to .. A reign of change
Link to .. OTD - 2nd September 1848 - Opening of railway through Melksham
Link to .. Melksham on strike day - 13 Aug 22
Link to .. Motorail via Melksham
Link to .. Melksham Transport User Group wins Railfuture award
Link to .. DfT rejects extra passing loop projects
Link to .. Service Plan - 21st June 2022 - WSB, TRO, MKM, CPM, SWI
Link to .. No longer a lemon - the evening train from Westbury via Melksham

Also ... blogs and other active groups:


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