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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Petition for appropriate train services
    Bristol based services:
  • Swindon - Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury
  • Portsmouth - Southampton - Salisbury - Bath - Bristol - Cardiff
  • Bristol - Severn Beach
  • Weymouth - Yeovil - Frome - Westbury - Bath - Bristol
  • Taunton - Weston-super-mare - Bristol - Gloucester - Cheltenham
  • Cheltenham - Gloucester - Stroud - Swindon
And all intermediate stations.

The services on all these line were decimated on 10th December 2006 by First Great Western acting under the SLC2 specification laid down by the Department for Transport.

The changes have caused a drastic reduction in the number of services on many lines, and a drastic cut in the length of many remaining trains. The remaining trains are often overcrowded, frequently late, and regularly cancelled. Many journeys that were possible and popular before are no longer possible.

Please help our campaign for a restoration of an appropriate service level on ALL of these routes by:
  1. 1. Petitioning the Prime Minister via the official No. 10 Web site - HERE
  2. 2. Telling friends, family and (especially) other travellers about this web site and the petition at
  3. 3. Writing to the key players to tell them your concerns and views.
See who else had signed up to last night

When the petition closes on 7th February, it is considered by the Prime Minister's office and a response is emailed to all signatories. I can't promise what the answer will be, but the more people who sign, the better the chance we have of returning to a service that's appropriate for purpose, now and for the future.

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