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Train Information

Timetable from 4th January to 18th May 2019 and FAQ for new users

Click here for Christmas and New Year timetable download

An app is available showing live train status for the next few hours at TransWilts App . The App can also be downloaded to a Smart phone/tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Off peak fares are valid all day Saturday and Sunday, and after 09:29 Monday to Friday (08:29 on some journeys).

Children aged 5 to 15 travel at half the adult fare. Children under 5, dogs, bicycles (limited capacity) at no charge. Railcard discounts for holders of senior, disabled, two together, 16-25, and friend and family. Terms vary according to card; typically 34% discount.

Groupsave (for groups of 3 or more adults) also offers a 34% discount. Season tickets offering unlimited journeys between specified points (and intermediate stations) are available for periods ranging from 7 days to 1 year.

Tickets also available from Warminster, Frome, Dilton Marsh and Bradford-on-Avon to Swindon via Melksham at Westbury price. Tickets from Westbury and Trowbridge to Chippenham and Swindon are also avaialble via Bath Spa, but at higher prices. However there are some concessions during times of disruption to the Melksham services for engineering work, and travel via Bath may be possible at via Melksham prices

Tickets should be purchased prior to joining the train. Ticket machines are now available at all stations on the line, and all stations except Melksham also have staffed ticket offices. Some ticket machines do not accept cash; if there is no opportunity for you to purchase your ticket before you join, you may buy your ticket from the train manager.

 


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About the Melksham Rail User Group

Formerly the Melksham Rail Development Group Founded 1995

 

News and Upcoming ....

Saturday April 13th - Join the Great British Spring Clean at Melksham Station. Details at event page

Wednesday 22nd May - next meeting of Melksham Rail User Group. 19:30, Town Hall, all welcome - see [here]. This will be our AGM but other issues will be covered as normal. Please come along and make your inputs heard

Tribute to class 153 trains - the single carriages which provided the vital stepping stone from no useful service to what we now have, 2013-2018 on the line, now retiring from GWR

New "Great West Way Discover" tickets launched - travel as much as you like on selected routes, two of the tickets include Melksham - great for a Staycation or for visitors to the UK who are staying with you for a while. There are now 10 different rangers and rovers that include Melksham - see [here] for a list including maps and prices.

Did you know John Money - our stalwart supporter and treasurer for many years? Care to join us on 28th April on a trip to his beloved Seaton Tramway where a memorial plaque for the work he did for them and us will be dedicated on his favourite car (No. 8), and we'll be scattering his ashes before heading home.


News on the line ...

Engineering works (and meeting) calendar - click on image for larger scale / detail


Other sites to visit


Forum latest new topics

* It's so much faster skipping stations.

* Community Rail in Wales - status and plans

* [historic] - fatality at Melksham - call for footbridge

* bus question

* Controlled news release from Department for Transport - knew but did not tell

* Overrunning engineering - Easter Sunday 21st April 2019

* East Somerset Junction