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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. 



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


new stations central to our 2020-2024 regional network proposal


Transwilts passenger journeys in 2016

Latest News

TransWilts Board welcome new Community Rail Officer

TransWilts have appointed Sophie Martin as our new Community Rail Officer. She may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sophie's appointment coincides with and supports the Department of Transport's (DfT) October 2018 Community Rail Strategy.

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Melksham community supports TransWilts Station Project Funding

Our thanks for the fantastic community support for our proposals for a Hub/Café at Melksham Station. Melksham's Area Board, Town Council, Melksham Without Council and Bowerhill Villager have in total committed £17,000 matched funding supporting TransWilts GWR CCIF grant application.

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Welcome to new Community Rail Officer

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself – I am Sophie Martin, TransWilts new Community Rail Officer.

I am very excited for this new opportunity in community rail and am keen to help promote and develop the services on the TransWilts line.

If you have community rail information you feel I need to be aware of or would simply like to introduce yourself, please feel free to contact me – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 07379 175055.

ACoRP £2,400 Grant Award for Melksham Station Business Plan

TransWilts has been awarded a £2,400 grant from the Designated Community Rail Development Fund (DCRDF) for the production of a business plan for vacant land at Melksham Station.

As a designated line, TransWilts has access to funding from the Department of Transport administered by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP).

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