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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Train use is growing!

I was down at the station last week [[written mid August 2005]] (and NOT for one of the two peak services). About a dozen people were waiting for the train, and about half a dozen got off. With the brief stop that the train makes, I didn't have an opportunity to see how many people were on board.

The station car park used to be half full, but now it seems to be full every weekday.

I've not been gathering and general usage statistics over the years that I can quote, but I do know that since we started our training courses, we've collected around 50 trainees from the station and dropped them back there at the end of their courses, and I do know that others have come by train too but made their own way to their hotels / B&Bs.

As a sanity check for myself, I took a ride up to Swindon and back on a Sunday train in late August ... and there were 30 people on the train as it arrived in Melksham. Case Study ...

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