First Great Western Coffeeshop

An independent forum run by First Great Western Customers, for First Great Western Customers.

Subjects discussed on "The Coffee Shop" include timetables, overcrowding, fares, cleanliness, comfort, reliability, and the places that First Great Western serve. We have a wide range of passengers posting regularly, giving a great deal of useful information and expressing a wide range of views, and knowledgeable and welcome contributions from railway staff too which help to explain some of the things that were something of a mystery in the past.

"The Coffeeshop" is a friendly and polite place, where everyone who travels (or wants to travel) by train in the Thames Valley, South West of England and South Wales is welcome. Anyone can read the forum, but you need to sign up to add your own contributions. Signing up is automatic and free - please sign up today.i

Our discussions board include

* Across The West
* Introductions and Chat
* Who's who on Western Railways
* Smoke and Mirrors
* Fare's Fair
* Other ways to travel
* Your rights and redress

* Campaign for new and improved service
* The West - but not the West's Trains
* The Lighter Side
* News, Help and Assistance

* Journey by Journey boards
(The FGW network line by line - 20 zones)
Board Statistics for February 2008

* 3626 new messages posted
* 309 new subjects
* Up to 61 visitors on the site at a time

13975 Posts in 1879 Topics by 256 Members ... in just a year since we started

The First Great Western Coffee Shop is administered by the "Save the Train" team with a great deal of help and support from many other individuals and groups. Save the Train are campaigning for the return of an appropriate train service on the TransWilts line, linking the five major population centres in Wiltshire. The train would run throughout the day - Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge, Westbury, Dilton Marsh, Warminster and Salisbury ... as it did when First took over on 1st April 2006!

Further Information?

"Save the Train"

Contact via
404, The Spa, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6QL
Phone: 01225 708225

Document prepared 1st March 2008
Customers across FGW area...

See the "First Great Western Coffeeshop" - a web forum run by FGW customers for other FGW Customers, with over 100 new posts every day.

And, yes, that site is looked after by the "TransWilts" team too.