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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Why does the "SRA" decide?
Who is it accountable to?

The Strategic Rail Authority has asked three bidders to tender for the "Greater Western" Franchise to be operated from 2006, and have hidden within their public document (pages 32/33) a request that the bidders tender for a reduced service to Melksham. No reason is given at this point in the document for the reduction, but page 4 talks about reductions to a few services where traffic levels no longer justify the service at the current level.

The SRA ceases to exist at the end of 2005

The Strategic Rail Authority is being would up by the end of 2005. And yet it's making a decision for what happens from 2006 onwards for which it will not be able to be held accountable in any way. Any service reduction proposals should be deferred to the incoming responsible body so that accountability can be maintained.

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