[imgl=train]The Swindon to Westbury train arrives in Melksham[/img]Melksham station is served by two passenger trains in each direction from Monday to Saturday, and 3 (2 northbound and one southbound) on Sunday. Trains run from Swindon, via Chippenham
and on to Trowbridge
. There are connections at Swindon to and from London
[imgr=6b_1]Foundry Close, Melksham, and the train station[/img]By contrast, here is a similar view in 2011. The abandoned sheds of CEC Mechanical handling have gone and been replaced by housing. Pity the train still only stops twice a day each way, and at very poor times as far as potential passengers are concerned!
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[imgr=mstation]Melksham Station, with the Chippenham and Swindon train about to depart[/img] If you're attending a Wellhouse
Consultants course, we'll collect you from the station on the evening before your course, and return you there or to Chippenham after lessons conclude on the final day.
[imgl=melkshamworks]Works train approaches Melksham[/img]The countryside Nearmelksham
is beautiful, as you'll see from these other pictures of a works train taken during engineering works one weekend.
[imgr=melkworks2]Off to relay the tracks[/img]The railway through Melksham
was built by the Great Western Railway - one of the first branches off the main London
route, turning off at Thingley
junction and passing through Westbury
and Yeovil on its way to Dorchester and Weymouth
. These days, it's a sleepy backwater but it comes to life as a diversionary route when other lines are being relayed ... at the weekend, it's not unusual to see a 10 or 12 coach express making its way along the single track.