Transwilts Community Partnership Awarded £8,000 for Melksham station.
Improving community access to Melksham Station by better pedestrian access primarily through the Northern end of the station.
TransWilts are delighted to receive a substantial award from the GWR customer and communities improvement fund. The Growth in Melksham Station passenger numbers over the last two years have been much higher than forecast and by 2018 we are looking forward to seeing our one car length platform extended to suit three car trains.
The grant enables us to explore the provision of a safe alternative access route to the extended station for both pedestrians and cyclists. The new route will save bus passengers a 450 yards walk and link cyclists to national cycle route 403 with an attractive cycle ride across the River Avon into Melksham Town centre.