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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Environmental issues

Petrol has now risen to over 90p per litre and may rise further still. Fossil fuels are running out and will get more expensive. Burning fossil fuels adds to global warming.

Rail vehicles are more efficient than road vehicles and don't cause road conjestion. They give a faster transit time, especially for longer journeys and for journeys into towns and cities.

For these reasons, it will become more economic in the future to use the train rather than your own vehicle in the future, and rail service traffic will increase ... if a suitable railway service is still running.

The train runs right into the centre of Swindon ... not only making it faster than going on the road, but also saving all that queuing in traffic with it's effect on your nerves and on the environment!

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