Melksham Rail User Group
A new name for the Melksham Railway Development Group

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Our mission is to maintain and enhance facilities at Melksham station, and to act as an independent voice of the station users.


Melksham is served by up to 18 trains a day on the line from Swindon to Westbury
via Chippenham and Trowbridge.
The Group is proud to be a member of the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership, 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.

Stations on the TransWilts Line are all within walking distance of the town centres. See Station locations.

Melksham is included in the area covered by the 'Freedom of Severn and Solent' ticket, providing travel for 3 days out of 8, or 8 days out of 15 from less that £10 per day.

News

At the RailFuture autumn conference and annual awards in Leicester in early November, Melksham Rail User’s Group won the GOLD AWARD for their campaign to attract traffic onto the train. The RailFuture “campaign” category is one of their highest accolades, and this was truly a nationwide competition with other awards going as far afield as Devon, the far north of Scotland and the London suburbs.
Gold Award Certificate

From 2nd January 2018, we anticipate all trains will be with 2 carriages, which will alleviate much of the overcrowding, the result of the successful promotion of the services. The platform at Melksham will be extended in the early months of 2018 to facilitate these longer trains. THESE ARE ONLY THE START OF A SERIES OF PLANNED IMPROVEMENTS!

Next main event - Melksham Rail User Group

Wednesday 29th November 2017 19:30 Whitley Methodist Chapel, Top Lane, Whitley

Santa Special from Melksham

Sunday 17th December leaving Melksham at 14:50.
Tickets on sale in November at Tourist Information Centre