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 ... Engineering Work - 11/12 May 2019
Link to ... TransWilts - how many trains can you get through a single track?
Link to ... New TransWilts website
Link to ... [historic] - fatality at Melksham - call for footbridge
Link to ... 29th June 2019 - Melksham Carnival
Link to ... 22nd May 2019 - Melksham [Transport] Group AGM
Link to ... 27th and 28th April 2019 - Melksham to Swanage and Melksham to Seaton
Link to ... TransWilts Stakeholders Conference - June 26th 2019, Trowbridge
Link to ... A 5% decline in traffic - a success story?
Link to .. The Westbury to Swindon line - a status update on enhancement proposals
Link to .. Great British Spring Clean - Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge
Link to .. Extended TransWilts service?
Link to .. Westbury Station Car Park extension
Link to .. Friday 22nd March - Safety briefing for Melksham Rail User Group
Link to .. Trowbridge
Link to .. Bradford North Curve / Direct services Melksham to Bath and Bristol
Link to .. Melksham Walking Trail - as it was 100 years ago
Link to .. Engineering works through Melksham (and meetings), Feb to May 2019
Link to .. Brawl at Melksham railway station
Link to .. What's in the box??

Also ... blogs and other active groups:


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