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.

The preiminary results of the survey have been discussed with GWR. 

The passenger information help point will be upgraded as a priority. The WiFi link is being upgraded from 2G to 4G technology.

Train seating capacity will double from Jan 2nd 2018 with the introduction of 2 car trains from the electrification cascade.

The survey is informing the Melksham Station master plan and toilets is recognised as a priority.

We are promoting improved Rail-Bus connections and proposals have been made as part of a consultation process in advance of tendering for future Melksham bus services linking with Melksham station.

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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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