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 ... 13th May 1985 to 13th May 2020 - Melksham Station reborn
Link to ... Melksham Rail User Group - report on 2019, plans for 2020
Link to ... Westbury Station - a review of changes on Station Approach
Link to ... Ticket sales - the story behind the 2018/19 numbers
Link to ... Saturday evening - could a later Westbury to Swindon train now be run?
Link to ... 2020 Engineering changes - Westbury to Chippenham and Swindon via Melksham
Link to ... 2020 - TransWilts cancellation and amendment log
Link to ... MOVED: MRUG fare pages updated - 2.7% this time ... but what happens next time?
Link to ... What a difference a decade makes
Link to .. Refresh of Melksham Rail User Group site - new accessibility page
Link to .. Review of new timetable, a week in, from a Melksham perspective
Link to .. Diversion of passengers onto TransWilts trains
Link to .. New extended service day Swindon <-> Westbury
Link to .. How we are telling people in MELKSHAM about changes to their trains
Link to .. TransWilts performance - Monthly summary starting November 2019
Link to .. Looking ahead - public data from TransWilts meeting earlier this week
Link to .. How is it doing? - Making use of the train to get to a meeting 35 miles away
Link to .. How is it doing? - a couple of passenger counts
Link to .. Westbury Bypass, 2019
Link to .. Melksham to Bath - new times for D3 bus service from 10th November 2019


Also ... blogs and other active groups:

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