for Melksham's public transport users

Trains to Swindon, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Westbury ....... and connections to over 2,500 stations in Great Britain
Buses ... local, and to Bath, Devizes, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Corsham and Bradford-on-Avon
Next public meetings 29th March 2021 (Buses) then 19th May 2021 (AGM)

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Trains at Melksham

February and March 2021 update
Current from 13th December 2020 ...

Public Transport to, from, within Melksham.
Next train departures here

Following are temporary sheets for February and March 2021



Sheet 3
Buses, Bath - Melksham - Devizes (271 - 273)

Sheet 4
Buses, Chippenham - Melksham - Trowbridge - Frome (x34)
Buses, Corsham - Melksham - Bradford-on-Avon -Trowbridge (68/69)
Coaches, Frome - Melksham - Swindon - London (402)

Sheet 5
Buses, Melksham Town (14,15)
Buses, Marlborough - Calne - Melksham - Bath (Royal United) (x76)

An app is available showing live train status for the next few hours at TransWilts App . The App can also be downloaded to a Smart phone/tablet from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Off peak fares are valid all day Saturday and Sunday, and after 09:29 Monday to Friday (08:29 on some journeys).

Children aged 5 to 15 travel at half the adult fare. Children under 5, dogs, bicycles (limited capacity) at no charge. Railcard discounts for holders of senior, disabled, two together, 16-25, and friend and family. Terms vary according to card; typically 34% discount.

Groupsave (for groups of 3 or more adults) also offers a 34% discount. Season tickets offering unlimited journeys between specified points (and intermediate stations) are available for periods ranging from 7 days to 1 year.

Tickets also available from Warminster, Frome, Dilton Marsh and Bradford-on-Avon to Swindon via Melksham at Westbury price. Tickets from Westbury and Trowbridge to Chippenham and Swindon are also avaialble via Bath Spa, but at higher prices. However there are some concessions during times of disruption to the Melksham services for engineering work, and travel via Bath may be possible at via Melksham prices

Tickets should be purchased prior to joining the train. Ticket machines are now available at all stations on the line, and all stations except Melksham also have staffed ticket offices. Some ticket machines do not accept cash; if there is no opportunity for you to purchase your ticket before you join, you may buy your ticket from the train manager. %s2a%

Supporting the use and growth of local and regional passenger train services on the Swindon to Westbury line via Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge, with service on to Dilton Marsh, Warminster and Salisbury.

 


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About the Melksham Rail User Group

Formerly the Melksham Rail Development Group Founded 1995

As of 29th March 2021, you may make none-essential journeys by bus and train as well as essential ones. But please make your early journeys local ones; can't do much at the far end, anyway, yet but lots of lovely country walks. Social distaning and mask rules still apply.

download train timetable to May 2021

News and Upcoming ....
Trains now (on 21st Apr 2021)
Buses Back Better - 29th March 2021
Next MRUG meeting - 19th May 2021 - AGM.

Minutes from 17.3.21 - ((here))

Car park - pay cash or phone in to RingGo 0203 046 0060 / location code 21575. ((details))


Melksham Public Transport - Newsletters
* September 20 Newsletter - ((here))
* August 20 Newsletter - ((here))
* July 20 Newsletter - ((here))
* June 20 Newsletter - ((here))
* May 20 Newsletter - ((here))
* April 20 Newsletter - ((here))

TransWilts publications
2019/20 Annual Report (28.4.2020)
Knorr Bremse press release (27.4.2020)

New:
Bus updatesResources

35 Years Young - 13th May 2020
Online celebration - details
Picture are online ((here))

Passenger number predictions
How many passengers will be using Melksham Station in 2026 and in 2036? Neighbourhood plan input. See ((here)) for the web page or ((here)) for a printable version. Written 24.2.2020

Report on 2019 and plans for 2020 - Pick up a copy of our report at area board or council meetings or email to ask for a printed copy. Also available for download here


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