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 ... Cycle hire comes to Melksham Station
Link to ... Wiltshire Local Plan and Melksham Bypass consultations - MRUG inputs
Link to ... Fare increases - some common journeys (from Melksham) 1.3.2021
Link to ... Melksham Rail User Group - AGM - 19th May 2021
Link to ... The central way - a new option opened up for station access?
Link to ... Mirror - older material from "Save the Train" now available via the Coffee Shop
Link to ... Single line capacity - is an hourly passenger train each way possible?
Link to ... Rolling Stock
Link to ... A 1980s trip on the TransWilts from Westbury to Swindon
Link to .. Station catering comes to Melksham
Link to .. TransWilts Timetables for the current (2.2021) lockdown
Link to .. 17th March 2021 - Melksham Rail User Group meeting, 19:30, via Zoom
Link to .. Modern Railways
Link to .. Weekend Engineering Work - January 2021
Link to .. 2021 - TransWilts cancellation and amendment log
Link to .. Westbury - Trowbridge - Melksham - Chippenham - Swindon, late December 2020
Link to .. Melksham - The train / bus is back - 27.12.20
Link to .. Happy Christmas - visits of Santas past, looking forward to Santas future
Link to .. Christmas travel advice from GWR, with local comments for Melksham
Link to .. Through Train. Marchwood - Eastleigh - Westbury - Swindon - Oxford

Also ... blogs and other active groups:


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