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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. The route was trialled to Salisbury by GWR as a "Designation Train" on 2nd March 2017 with the Rail Minister Paul Maynard on board.

Three new stations are in our 2020-2024 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 station is included as a new station in the new SW franchise awarded to First Group and MTR. Wilton Parkway station would be just 7 miles from the Stonehenge 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. This service is likely to come as an extension to the East-West Rail from Oxford to Bristol, we are campaigning for this to be included in NR CP6. The service would also serve Royal Wootton Bassett Parkway adjacent to Swindon M4 Junction 16. An extension of the Bristol Metro system to Swindon would also serve Corsham and Royal Wootton Bassett. At Chippenham a platform 0, by reopening the unused heritage platform, would provide a local platform and a main line passing loop at Chippenham. 

 

676%

increase in Melksham station passenger journeys between 2013 and 2016/2017

3

new stations central to our 2020-2024 regional network proposal

250,000

Transwilts passenger journeys in 2016

Latest News

Live Departures TransWilts App launched

This free app has been designed locally especially with Wiltshire’s and our TransWilts train users in mind. We’re bringing you GWR’s latest and up to the minute departure information directly to your phone or laptop.

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Photo Competition - get your photos published on our app

TransWilts are holding a photo competition associated with the launch of our amazing "Live Departures" app. The app provides live departure times for all Wiltshire stations and popular TransWilts destinations.

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Melksham Station passenger growth continues

Melksham passenger numbers grew by 23% last year to  74,666. This growth rate is substantially above the rest of the GWR region. In total the Melksham passenger growth is 676% since the TransWilts service started in December 2013

Preliminary Melksham Survey Results

Melksham station surveys were carried out on 45 trains covering 1,546 passenger journeys and 194 survey forms completed.

Volunteer hours had an equivalent value of £1,064.

Top four journey improvements requested were passenger information, toilets, more train seats and bus connections.

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Capacity doubles with 2-car operation from 2nd January 18

We are delighted that GWR have confirmed 2 car operation from the 2nd January 18 timetable.

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