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 ... 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
Link to ... Westbury to Swindon video, 1988
Link to .. TransWilts 2021 timetable ...
Link to .. Melksham Rail User Group Meetings for 2021
Link to .. Frequency - a key priority
Link to .. Review of the last week - train service at Melksham
Link to .. Car Parking at Melksham Station
Link to .. Rail Replacement buses - direction to "The Earliest Opportunity"?
Link to .. Weekend timetable!
Link to .. Rail replacement buses - the customer experience at an unstaffed station
Link to .. Rail Replacement buses - 5th and 6th September 2020
Link to .. Rail User Group newsletter - for September 2020
Link to .. Melksham Rail User Group - general meeting - 16th September 2020 at 19:30


Also ... blogs and other active groups:

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