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Up early

Posting at 06:30 or so ... but I've already been up for an hour, and down to the station. Today is the day that I'm doing a survey of train usage through Melksham and I'm going to meet and greet every one of the 10 trains that call here and the first was at 05:53

"It's just an empty stock working really - don't bother" I had been told. Wrong. Three through passengers. Another joined. So that's four more than I expected, and four people for whom there is no alternative public transport at this time of day.

Link All about the train service to Melksham station
(written 2005-09-16, updated 2006-06-05)

Commentatorsays ...
David Corking:Try getting a taxi to the station at that time of the morning. The big firms turned me down, saying their drivers don't get in until 7am. One firm recommended a small independent, who was happy to take a booking the night before.

Seems a shame as not only do the commuter trains leave early in the morning, but at least one of the larger Melksham factories starts at 6 am too. I would hate to get up and find my car won't start, and try to call a taxi at 5 am.
(comment added 2005-09-16 20:52:56)
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