New trains for 2014 - Swindon to Westbury. Meetings Melksham, Swindon, Trowbridge, Chippenham and Westbury
On Tuesday, it was decided by Wiltshire Cabinet that the train service from Swindon to Westbury will be increased from 2 to 8 trains each way per day from December. This decision is based on analysis and groundwork by Wiltshire Council and First Great Western. with community input, and is funded for a build-up period from a central government grant.
New train services, which will run every day, will make a real difference to travel between Swindon and Chippenham, Melksham, and Trowbridge and Westbury. They will cut up to 45 minutes off daily commutes, bringing business visitors right into Melksham and Trowbridge in less than two hours from London, and providing a wide range of leisure opportunities from shopping and cinema to football, countryside and seaside.
To make best use of the new trains, the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership (TransWilts CRP) is setting up station groups at each station along the line to co-ordinate existing groups and help produce local travel plans and timetable sheets, distribute information, adopt station facilities, help new users and provide early feedback.
The first meeting will be held this Friday (25th October) at MELKSHAM Town Hall at 19:30, hosted by the Melksham Railway Development Group.
On Wednesday 6th November, please join us at the GW, Station Road, SWINDON at 18:30 (*).
On Thursday, 7th November, at The Rose and Crown, Stallard Street, TROWBRIDGE at 18:30 (*).
On Tuesday, 12th November we'll be at the Bridge Brasserie, New Road, CHIPPENHAM at 18:15 (*).
And on Friday, 15th November we'll be at the Railway Inn, WESTBURY, at 18:30, hosted by Westbury Trainwatch.
TransWilts CRP members will be attending at each location, which will include an update to bring everyone up to date on recent developments, and to look forward to 2014.
All are welcome to any meeting. Bring along your local knowledge for travel to and from the station, your ideas for leisure trips you would like to see us promote, and information about your favourite local attractions that people can come in by train to visit. And bring your questions, enthusiasm and willingness to help informing people, tidying the station, and providing our local feedback on making the very best of the new services.
Details of the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership can be found at http://www.twcrp.org.uk, follow us on twitter, join our group on Facebook, post on our forum. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0845 459 0153.
(*) - subject to final confirmation by 31st October (written 2013-10-24, updated 2013-10-25)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesZ406 - TransWilts Community Rail Partnership 
Wiltshire Public Transport User Group co-ordination - (2012-10-05) 
Rail services in Wiltshire - up in the air? We need to say what is best required. - (2013-01-20) 
Passenger survey at Chippenham - report and pictures - (2013-07-24) 
Special General Meeting, Adoption of Constitution for TransWilts Community Rail Partnership - (2013-08-01) 
Bank Holiday Monday - pictures of a great train trip to Weymouth - (2013-08-27) 
TransWilts Community Rail Partnership - formally constituted - (2013-09-01) 
Getting people to and from Melksham Station - not 20 but 700 times a day - (2013-10-12) 
TransWilts Link - meeting notes from 19th October - (2013-10-20) 
Official - Trowbridge and Melksham to London train improvements - (2013-10-22) 
A THANK YOU to those who have brought the new train service to fruition - (2013-12-06) 
TransWilts train services - up from 2 to 8 per day - (2013-12-09) 
Melksham Resident? Commuter? Save yourself 2000 pounds and 100 hours in 2014, and have a better journey! - (2013-12-20) 
Thin end of the wedge - plan to be thicker in 2014 - (2013-12-26) 
Taking Greyhounds and Lurchers to London for the day - (2014-02-23) 
Talk and walk to promote train service - Melksham Carnival - (2014-07-11) 
TransWilts CRP - walking in Melksham Carnival - (2014-07-13) 
Some questions on how our Community Rail Partnership works - (2014-07-13) 
Train Online article - ACoRP / TransWilts introduction - (2014-07-25) 
Even in the dark of night, the train comes bearing passengers - (2014-09-28) 
Moving community rail support from amateur to professional - (2014-11-16) 
Folk music train, Westbury to Swindon round trip, 14th December 2014 - (2014-11-24) 
Politics and the railway the connects Wiltshire - (2014-12-06) 
A little thing can make a big difference - (2014-12-13) 
Celebration pictures, year 1 - (2014-12-15) 
What a difference a year makes - (2014-12-23) 
Why are people using the TransWilts? - (2014-12-29) 
TransWilts / Press and Publicity report for AGM / 30th January 2015 - (2015-01-17) 
Looking Forward - TransWilts Community Rail Partnership and TransWilts CIC - (2015-02-12) 
Images of our rail promotion campaign - (2015-02-21) 
Rail Conference, Nottingham - (2015-03-16) 
Neighbourhood Plan - travel and transport thoughts - (2015-03-29) 
Monday to Friday / TransWilts train times from 18 May to 11th December 2015 - (2015-05-17) 
Around the world from Melksham - (2015-05-25) 
The TransWilts Community Intergrated Transport Corridor - (2015-05-29) 
Learning from the others - Community Rail - (2015-07-12) 
The Weymouth Wizard - Saturdays in August from Wiltshire - (2015-07-31) 
Yesterday, Weymouth - (2015-08-02) 
Moderation - and the tendency to over-moderate - (2015-11-02) 
Management view - TransWilts and transport at the end of 2015 - (2015-12-25) 
TransWilts - robust these days - no longer the first service to be cancelled - (2016-01-03) 
TransWilts Community Interest Company AGM - 13 Feb 2016, Swindon - (2016-02-05) 
On the problems of a printed train timetable - (2016-02-15) 
Melksham Station - as at May 2016 - Part 5 (services and prices) - (2016-05-30) 
Melksham Rail Development Group becoming Melksham Rail Users Group - (2016-06-21) 
Three months in community rail pictures - (2016-08-27) 
Melksham trial train service is to be made permanent - (2016-10-02) 
TransWilts Partner Update for Melksham Area Board - (2016-11-07) 
A year of changes for Lisa and Graham Ellis, and Well House - (2017-05-27)
Some other Articles
Excellent Railfuture conference, but some setup lessonsLooking to the future at Melksham StationEndorsed Perl, Python and PHP training - Tcl, Lua, Ruby and C too!Draft Westbury - Melksham - Swindon train times, from December 2014New trains for 2014 - Swindon to Westbury. Meetings Melksham, Swindon, Trowbridge, Chippenham and WestburyPython and Tcl courses, November, UK (Melksham) ... just a few places leftBooking for Santa, Melksham Railway Development Group, 8th December 2013Using our non-found page to help look for missing persons