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 ... Failure of Bus to train connection - even RAIL REPLACEMENT bus to train!!
Link to ... Lacock West Curve, Bradford North Curve
Link to ... Christmas 2018 - Westbury Station Closure
Link to ... September 2018 - a couple of counts
Link to ... TransWilts AGM 2019
Link to ... TransWilts Board and Members quarterly meeting - 26th November 2018
Link to ... Melksham Rail User Group
Link to ... Melksham Area Board / Hub - a station fit for the town
Link to ... Train and bus companies working together at time of disruption
Link to .. Extending?
Link to .. Issues south of Westbury
Link to .. Looking how we are doing - Sunday in Wiltshire and to Weymouth.
Link to .. Merging of TransWilts CRP board posts into this and other boards
Link to .. Bicycle lockers at Melksham
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

Also ... blogs and other active groups:


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