Save the Melksham Train
Archived Save the Train forum articles - 2005 to 2010. See below
End of Timetable Review - 180/429
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Monday, 6th March 2006

The timetable consulttaion for which inputs were needed by 8th March is scheduled for completion by 27th April.

Re: End of Timetable Review - 180/432
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Wednesday, 8th March 2006

f.y.i. - my input

Please feel free to copy / quote any good bits ;D to

Re: End of Timetable Review - 180/440
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Thursday, 9th March 2006


Re: End of Timetable Review - 180/442
Written by Nick Field on Thursday, 9th March 2006

I received the same thing, but have also just received this:

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the email that you have recently received, stating that your comments have not been included in the consultation process. We would like to assure you that this was a system error and that your comments are still on file and are being logged for the consultation review.

We are genuinely sorry for any inconvenience and frustration caused by this error.

Kind Regards

FGW Timetable Consultation Team

Re: End of Timetable Review - 180/443
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Thursday, 9th March 2006

Yep, I've just got one of them too.

Hey - why don't they let ME arrange the Internet stuff and THEY can arrange a thumping good railway for us  ;D

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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.

-- Graham Ellis, (webmaster), February 2021

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