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Melksham Rail User Group

A new look web page coming here for an exciting 2019

For 2019, we have an exciting program of meetings and events ... with a new longer platform, longer trains and engieering works completed we are set for the service use to grow again - for the benefit of Melksham residents, businesses and visitors.

This new front page will be fully launched in January 2019. Our current page and contact details are [here]

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Train and passengers at Melksham Station

About the station and the group

Our mission is to maintain and enhance facilities at Melksham station, and to act as an independent voice of the station users.

Melksham is served by up to 18 trains a day on the line from Swindon to Westbury via Chippenham and Trowbridge.

Melksham Railway Station was closed in “the Beeching Era” - 1966. It re-opened in 1985, with British Rail, local councils and passengers partnering to bring back at least a part of the facility that had been so locally missed.

The Melksham Railway Development Group (MRDG) is a community group that has worked hard over the years to support the station, though some times when the service was so poor it looked like it me lost again, and indeed if it weren’t for MRDG, Melksham might not have a station or train service today. Five years ago, MRDG working with the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership, persuaded Wiltshire Council to sponsor, the Department for Transport to fund and GWR to run a three year trial of addition trains, and they have been very successful – for the first time since its re-opening, Melksham now has sufficient trains for passenger numbers to have grown well, and although the group is still very much concerned with further development, it has been renamed the Melksham Rail User Group (MRUG)

For 2019, we have an exciting program of meetings and events ... with a new longer platform, longer trains and engieering works completed we are set for the service use to grow again - for the benefit of Melksham residents, businesses and visitors.

The Group is also a member of the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership, supporting the use and growth of local and regional passenger train services on the Swindon to Westbury line via Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge, with service on to Dilton Marsh, Warminster and Salisbury.

This new front page will be fully launched in January 2019. Our current page and contact details are [here]

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Upcoming ...

Christmas and New Year - Most trains replaced by buses from 23.12.18 to 3.1.19 - see daily timetable and regular times for services to 22.12.18 and from 4.1.19

23rd January 2019 - Melksham Rail User Group meeting; Melksham Town Hall, 19:30. All welcome


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