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 ... Brawl at Melksham railway station
Link to ... What's in the box??
Link to ... 5th Feb 2019 - Melksham Station Survey by Melksham Rail User Group
Link to ... Dilton Marsh improvements from May 2019
Link to ... 2019 - some ad-hoc logging of loadings on the Transwilts line
Link to ... Dreadful pantomime at Chippenham...punters seek refunds
Link to ... Overnight engineering works - various dates Jan, Feb, March 2019
Link to ... Has anyone given any thought to the passengers?
Link to ... 2019 - TransWilts cancellation and amendments log
Link to .. Looking ahead at Melksham - still a special case needing special techniques
Link to .. Community Rail 2018 - GWR booklet - TransWilts
Link to .. Christmas 2018 - Timetables for the TransWilts Line
Link to .. New Melksham train fares for 2019
Link to .. Two Tracks Now? - the line from Chippenham to Trowbridge
Link to .. 25th February 2019 - Quarterly TransWilts members meeting
Link to .. Small talk at train station could save lives, say Swindon Samaritans
Link to .. 4th December 2018 - Elves wrap presents for Santa
Link to .. Melksham Rail User Group (and meetings for 2019)
Link to .. Changes at the TransWilts CRP - my personal involvement
Link to .. Neighbourhood Plan - Melksham


Also ... blogs and other active groups:

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