Save the Melksham Train
This is an archived page.
Please see [here] if you're looking for the current "Save the Train" home page.
Please see [here] for the TransWilts site.
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

Melksham / transWilts - latest stats

From the Office of the Rail Regulator

Thanks for your recent email which was forwarded to us from the Department of Transport (DfT), as we deal with most enquiries for rail data.

We have had to consult DfT about your enquiry. Usage levels on through stretches of line are not easy to calculate, but usage of particular stations is fairly easily available. So what we have done is to download from our database estimates of usage for Melksham station in terms of journeys from and to the station since 1999/00 up to 2004/05. The total number of journeys as recorded on the database to/from Melksham is as follows:
1999/2000 3,637
2000/2001 3,267
2001/02 13,701
2002/03 19,135
2003/04 20,841
2004/05 27,435

These figures include all journeys that specifically mention Melksham as the Origin or Destination (so this includes journeys made using railcards). The only journeys excluded (to our knowledge) are if any Rover tickets are available in the area and of course journeys made without purchasing a ticket. Tickets purchased on board trains are included.

In other words, traffic has increased over 7 fold in 5 years. From my own observations that 3 and a half times the number of people stay on the train as leave or join at Melksham, the implication is that there are some 95000 to 100000 journeys made per year

This site is hosted by Well House Consultants Ltd. (
Contact Information

Further Information:
 Current Summary
 Daily update
 User forum
 Service now
 Service future
 Future Analysis
 Recent Statistics
 Recent letters
 Letter to DfT
 Save the train
 Support us
 Other Maps
 Station facilities
 Station approach
 Trains diverted
 About Melksham
 Site Map
 About this site