|IMPROVED PUBLIC TRANSPORT LINKS ACROSS WILTSHIRE?
A draft timetable for a regular train service from Swindon to Westbury, with onward connections to Salisbury, Frome, etc is presently under consideration. A meeting to show community support and discuss how best that support can be harnessed to gain and retain an effective service will be held as follows:
Venue - Well House Manor, 48 Spa Road, Melksham, SN12 7NY
Date - 5th March 2007, at 19:30 (coffee from 19:00)
The "TransWilts" line, currently operated with a skeleton service, links the five largest towns in Wiltshire (Swindon, Salisbury, Chippenham, Trowbridge and Melksham) and also Warminster, Westbury, Frome and Dilton Marsh. We have a real opportunity for a practical service for the benefit of travellers and businesses in the wider area - whether your journey is from Trowbridge to Swindon, Chippenham to Salisbury, Melksham to Warminster, or Frome to Swindon, the new service will make it practical for you to leave your car at home and let the train take the strain.
Please come along is you can. Or if you can't, let us know of your interest and support.
Meeting is open to individuals and organisation representatives. The train operator and county council will be represented at senior levels, and the Department for Transport are taking a keen interest and have asked me to report back, direct, after the meeting; they are considering the possibility of a "community rail" service.
Well House Consultants, 404 The Spa, Melksham, Wilts
+44 (0) 1225 708225 (phone) +44 (0) 1225 707126 (fax)
Written 2007-02-20 08:20:12
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