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Trains ... Swindon - Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Westbury ....... and connections to over 2,500 stations in Great Britain

Coronavirus - advise and timetables
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Trains at Melksham

Current at 29 May 2020 ... for several weeks

1. Trains to Chippenham and Swindon
2. Trains to Trowbridge and Westbury
3. Buses to Bath and to Devizes
4. Buses to Chippenham, and to Trowbridge and Frome
5. Town buses
6. Buses to Corsham, and to Trowbridge via Holt

Train timetables are from Monday 18th May.

The following trains leave WESTBURY 17 minutes and TROWBRIDGE 10 minutes before they arrive at Melksham. They call at CHIPPENHAM 10 minutes and Swindon 27 minutes after they leave Melksham

Monday to Friday


Saturday


Sunday
Sorry - there is no Sunday service at present


The following trains leave SWINDON 27 minutes and CHIPPENHAM 10 minutes before they arrive at Melksham. They call at TROWBRIDGE 10 minutes and WESTBURY 17 minutes after they leave Melksham
Monday to Friday


Saturday


Sunday
Sorry - there is no Sunday service at present


Buses




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

 

Current timetables - from May 2020
See Coronavirus page for advice
See Timetable page for current timetables.
Updated 22.5.2020 - expect 6 weeks validity

News and Upcoming ....
Next meeting - online, 10th June 2020
... but please get in touch before if you wish!

35 Years Young - 13th May 2020
Online celebration - details
Picture are online ((here))

Melksham Public Transport - Coronavirus
* May 20 Newsletter - ((here))
* April 20 Newsletter - ((here))
* Train/bus times/advise - ((here))
* Any questions - please ask

TransWilts publications
2019/20 Annual Report (28.4.2020)
Knorr Bremse press release (27.4.2020)

New:
Emergency contactsBus updatesResources


Passenger number predictions
How many passengers will be using Melksham Station in 2026 and in 2036? Neighbourhood plan input. See ((here)) for the web page or ((here)) for a printable version. Written 24.2.2020

Report on 2019 and plans for 2020 - Pick up a copy of our report at area board or council meetings or email to ask for a printed copy. Also available for download here



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