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 ... Rail replacement services - small things could make a big difference
Link to ... Infrastructure enhancements - Wiltshire
Link to ... Dilton Marsh Platform Extension
Link to ... Chippenham Rail User Group - 12th July 2018
Link to ... TransWilts CIC - February 2017 to January 2018
Link to ... Traffic 2018
Link to ... Skipping Dilton Marsh
Link to ... Engineering plans for April 2018
Link to ... Line Closure Today
Link to .. Weekend service
Link to .. Weymouth to Cheltenham via Melksham
Link to .. TransWilts changes during Newbury blockades
Link to .. Looking forward - a Wiltshire view.
Link to .. Occasionally extended log and counts
Link to .. ...and then there were three.
Link to .. TVM reported out of order ... but still selling tickets as normal!
Link to .. Directed by JourneyCheck to Melksham Ticket Office. Could we run one?
Link to .. Service proposal
Link to .. Through Journeys on the Trans Wilts
Link to .. 10th January 2018 - celebration of 2 cars on the TransWilts


Also ... blogs and other active groups:

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