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 ... 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
Link to ... Adventures - Melksham to Brighton - 23.5.2022
Link to ... Melksham's Rail History - come and see the sites!
Link to ... Journey Melksham to Southampton, 13th April 2022
Link to ... Out and about, 25.3.2022
Link to ... English Riviera Express from Melksham - 11th June 2022
Link to .. Excellent outward links - but nothing good back. How to spoil day trip options
Link to .. "Train Tripper" - 4th April 2022 - Melksham to Salisbury
Link to .. Melksham train times - week commencing 9th January 2022
Link to .. 2022 - TransWilts cancellations and amendments log
Link to .. Train service REDUCTION between Christmas and New Year 2021/2
Link to .. Station passenger numbers for 2020-21 (compared to 2019-20) - Wiltshire
Link to .. Melksham Transport User Group - 19:30, 10.11.2021
Link to .. Keeping an eye on Kenilworth
Link to .. Chippenham 180 - to 30th October 2021
Link to .. Avonmouth to Melksham direct?
Link to .. Electric cars coming, but not a single electric train here yet!


Also ... blogs and other active groups:

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