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Posters letting Customers know trains stop at Melksham. - 1409/3906
Written by Sion Bretton on Tuesday, 13th February 2007

Chippenhan Station has details of trains to Melksham

Melksham does (well it should do)

Trowbridge has no details of trains to Melksham. Why is this?
Westbury have details?
Swindon have details?

Re: Posters letting Customers know trains stop at Melksham. - 1409/3907
Written by WyvusArconius on Tuesday, 13th February 2007


I can verify that Westbury do! I was looking at them last Sunday whilst doing my count. The details are displayed on Platform 3. They may be elsewhere too, but thats where I saw them.


Re: Posters letting Customers know trains stop at Melksham. - 1409/3910
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Wednesday, 14th February 2007

[quote author=Sion B link=topic=1409.msg3906#msg3906 date=1171395450]
Trowbridge has no details of trains to Melksham. Why is this?

Ick!  I reported thsi within a couple of days of the new timetable.  Is it still the case, then?

They were also short of timetables for the Weymouth trains that call there.  Has that been rectified?

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Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.

Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.

The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.

We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.

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