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London Paddington will be closed to all rail services from Saturday 24th December until Thursday 29th December

From the 24 to 29 December, trains will start and end at Ealing Broadway instead of London paddington; with onward travel via London underground.

Ealing Broadway has no step free access. If you're travelling with luggage,children or need assistance, we recommend using one of the following London terminals which your tickets will also be valid for;

Euston (EUS); if you're travelling to and from the Hereford area

Marylebone (MYB); if you're travelling to and from the Oxford area

Waterloo (WAT); if you're travelling to and from Bristol, South Wales, The South West and Basingstoke

Next phase of works begins at Royal Wootton Bassett

Residents in Royal Wootton Bassett are reminded of temporary road diversions from Monday, 24 October while Network Rail carries out work in preperation for the arrival of a new fleet of bigger, faster and greener electric trains.

  • The Marlborough Road/Broad Town bridge is due to reopen on Friday, 21 October
  • The bridges on the A3102 Bath Road are due to be temporarily closed from Monday, 24 October until early Spring 2017.
  • During the closure, traffic will follow a signed diversion route using the remporary link road, Station Road, Nore Marsh Road and Bincknoll Lane to rejoin the A3102.
  • To save motorists a 30-mile detour, Network Rail constructed the tempoary road which has been in use since March 2016, when work on the Marlborough Road/Broad Town bridge began. The temporary road, which runs parallel to the railway, connects the A3102 with Marlborough Road/Station Road.

Network Rail has worked closely with Wiltshire Council to ensure the bridges will be closed for the shortest time possible, minimising disruption to residents and businesses. Further details are available in this press release.

The Proposed Network

Our organisation takes a Wiltshire-wide view as well as developing and supporting the TransWilts Rail Line. The north-south TransWilts line is the coordinating link joining Wiltshire’s train routes and communities. Expansion of the through service from Swindon beyond Westbury to Salisbury and to Southampton Airport is a priority for us in the new Great Western franchise 2015 to 2019 and in the next SWT franchise from 2017.

Two new stations are in our 2020 service campaign: 

The opening of Wilton Parkway will provide a P&R service to Salisbury, connections to London Waterloo and Southampton Airport. Also serving Stonehenge's international and national visitor growth. The Wilton station would be just 7 miles from the visitor centre. See the station page for the proposals and illustrations.

Corsham serving the growing digital economy in the town. See the Corsham Station page for 2015 survey results, 98% of 715 replies would use the proposed station. A regional service is needed to serve the station. By 2019 an extension of the Bristol Metro system to Chippenham 3rd platform is an option with a new passing loop at Chippenham. 



increase in Melksham station passenger journeys in two years and still growing in 2015


new stations central to our 2020 regional network proposal


Transwilts passenger journeys forecast in 2015

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