Save the Melksham Train
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Friday, 26th March 2010. Launch of TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. Bridge House, Trowbridge, from 19:30
An exciting new step forward to rejeuvenation of the line, its service and its use
BUSY, EXCELLENT MEETING ... see [here] for initial report
Train service remains dire - southbound from Swindon at 06:15 and 18:45, northbound from Westbury at 07:02 and 19:35. Please pledge your support if you would like to see an increase to six trains a day -
arriving Swindon at 07:48 08:53 11:50 14:50 17:36 and 20:19,
returning at 06:18 09:02 12:02 15:02 17:55 and 18:45.

Keynote for 2010

Forum archive ... Blog archive

This page has been overtaken by the events of December 9th 2006, when the last train ran under the old timetable. Only minimal service is now offered - see here
Train services from Melksham
on the Swindon - Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury line

Link - summary timetables
Link - recent timekeeping and reliability

The next service to Chippenham and Swindon is due at 05:52
This train is threatened with withdrawal next year!

The next service to Trowbridge and Westbury is due at 06:56
This train appears safe from current cuts

Service may vary at bank holidays and when there are engineering works. Please check the live departure board for all trains from Melksham scheduled in the next 90 minutes.

Monday to Friday

Trains leave Melksham for Chippenham and Swindon at
 05:52, 07:45, 13:35, 17:02 and 21:33.
Trains leave Melksham for Trowbridge and Westbury at
 06:56, 09:12, 14:49, 18:09 and 22:37.

There are good connections to London of most of these trains at Swindon or Westbury. Journey times to London (Paddington) of between 1 hour and 36 minutes and 2 hours and 12 minutes.

If you catch the 07:45 from London Paddington, you'll arrive at Melksham at 09:11 - if you're attending a scheduled training course at Well House Consultants please let us know and we'll meet you at the station and drive you to our centre in time for the start.


Trains leave Melksham for Chippenham and Swindon at
 08:01, 13:35, 17:00 and 21:50
Trains leave Melksham for Trowbridge and Westbury at
 09:15, 14:49, 18:16 and 22:51


Trains leave Melksham for Chippenham and Swindon at
 12:44, 16:43 and 20:59
Trains leave Melksham for Trowbridge and Westbury at
 13:47, 17:49 and 22:07

Note that the railway line through Melksham is often used as a diversionary route for mainline trains at the weekend (due to engineering works) and as a result the schedule is varied from time to time. Wessex trains have a page covering service changes on their web site

Information updated in December 2005 and said to be valid until June 2006.

Other links: National Rail Journey Planner
Alternative Rail Journey Planner
Highly recommended Rail,coach and bus journey Planner
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Wessex Trains who operate the services listed above

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