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

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Franchise map

This map is copyright Barry Doe,, and reproduced here with his kind permission.Complete map (on Barry's site)

The train service through Melksham is currently operated by Wessex Trains - part of the National Express Group, but their franchise expires in April 2006. At the same time, the franchises for First Great Western (who operate services from London to the South West and South Wales) expires, as does the Franchise for First Great Western Link, who run suburban trains out of Paddington as far as Bedwyn.

All three franchises are being combined into a new "Greater Western" franchise that will run from April 2006, with train services from December 2006 to levels specified by the now defunct SRA in the current bidding process. Bidders are the First Group, National Express, and Stagecoach who currently run South West trains.

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