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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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Melksham station in times gone by

These pictures are all of Melksham station, starting with the most recent. Other old pictures of the station are on another page.

After nearly 20 years of closure, Melksham Station was re-opened in 1985

Melksham Station was closed in 1966 and the buildingd demolished a few years later. The track, once the main line to Weymouth, was singled. In this picture, you see the station with the old up platform out of use and the down platform adandoned.

As late as the early 1960s, Melksham station appeared to be thriving. This picture is dated circa 1964 - that's just two years before closure to passenger traffic.

Melksham Station, circa 1940

Melksham Station, circa 1905

Melksham Station; this picture is marked 1847, which would date it back to the original opening. Personally, I doubt that date although the picture is clearly an early one.

Many thanks to the Melksham Historic Society and Tony Seager for supplying these pictures, and for their permission to use them on this site.

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