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 ... 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
Link to ... TransWilts - celebrating the conclusion of Newbury engineering disruption
Link to .. MOVED: New Community Rail Officer for TransWilts CIC / CRP
Link to .. Filling the 15:19 to 17:36 gap from Swindon
Link to .. Failure of Bus to train connection - even RAIL REPLACEMENT bus to train!!
Link to .. Lacock West Curve, Bradford North Curve
Link to .. Christmas 2018 - Westbury Station Closure
Link to .. September 2018 - a couple of counts
Link to .. TransWilts AGM 2019
Link to .. TransWilts Board and Members quarterly meeting - 26th November 2018
Link to .. Melksham Rail User Group
Link to .. Melksham Area Board / Hub - a station fit for the town
Link to .. Train and bus companies working together at time of disruption

Also ... blogs and other active groups:


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