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The train returns for a few weeks

From 26th August until yesterday morning, the Melksham train service was again replaced by a bus. The first train back was the 05:52 to Swindon and I found myself on that service ... with 18 people on from Melksham to Chippenham, and no less than 42 from there to Swindon. Yes, I had raised a group but my group save ticket for 8 was actually a minority of people on the train. Here are some pictures:


The view of ...
the Department for Transport

The view of ...
the users of the service


I'm buoyed up, enthusiastic concerning news / figures / infomation received and observed, even if also tinged with a little dark cloud that says "perhaps too late" - the service is due to be cut back to just 2 trains a day, at less than optimum times for any of the traffic flows, in December

The pictures are both views of the same train; what I see is a whole lot of passengers and talking to them I see a whole wide range of journeys, and I hear of problems for them when the train is no longer available. What the DfT see is a very nice, expensive train with no-one around.

You'll find lots more at www.savethetrain.org.uk
(written 2006-09-05)

 
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