Melksham Station. Where is it? Which line is it on?

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Above - Where is Melksham Station in the town?
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From your home or business in Melksham

Melksham Station is situated on Station Approach - just off the A365 Bath Road to the north of the town, a few yards from where it splits from the A350 Beanacre and Chippenham Road. See it on Google Maps

Postal Address - Car park and (future) cafe
Temporary update - 16.8.2020 / Postcode for Hub changed from that TransWilts confirmed to us on 6.8.2020
Melksham Hub, Station Approach, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8DB - link - hub web site
Melksham Hub, Station Approach, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8BN - link - hub web site
Latitude 51.37987, Longitude -2.14408 / ST 90069 64545 / drivers.fury.bleaker

Postal Address - Station
Melksham Station, Station Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8BN - link - National Rail
Latitude 51.38004, Longitude -2.14455 / ST 90036 64564 / sensibly.mend.adjust

Sat-Nav users beware - The Hub postcode is shared with businesses such as TMR Contact Services who are on the opposite side of the railway, and there is no footbridge. The Station postcode quoted by National Rail is for the houses at the top of Station Approach and is probably the safer to use - you'll see both the station and hub as you turn in to Station Approach.

The Latitude / Longitude, OS Grid Reference and What Three Words locations after each address above take you to the Cafe, and to the platform at the station.

If you drive your car to the station, there is car parking in a dedicated car park for rail users on the right hand side of the approach road. This car parking is provided by the TransWilts CIC and detailed on their Hub website. It is operated by Smart Parking Ltd. We have mirrored car park details here. "Blue Badge" parking is available beside the station gate, as are short term / pick up and drop off spaces.

If you cycle to the station, take the old Bath Road from the town centre and use the underpass under the A350 to get to the station clear of trunk road traffic. Covered cycle parking is available on the platform, or you can take your cycle on the train at no extra charge.

The station is a walk of just under 10 minutes from the Town Bridge - follow the old Bath Road past Cooper Tires, go through the underpass under the Chippenham Road, and fork right down to the station

Buses on routes 271, 272, 273, 68 and 69 pass the top of Station Approach, stopping about 100 yards beyond the station at Roundponds

Taxis can be taken to the station, and if you get a lift there is plenty of drop-off space. If you are returning to Melksham and want a taxi, we advise you to prebook. We keep an up to date list of taxi number at http://melksh.am/taxi from where you can dial if you visit the page on a phone.


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See above for getting to from Melksham station from within the town

By train to other stations across the network

Direct trains run to Chippenham and Swindon and to Trowbridge and Westbury every day.

For Didcot, Reading and London (Paddington) take any train to Swindon and change there.

For Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads take any train and change at either Chippenham or Trowbridge. On your return, please check with station staff at Bath or Bristol to see if the next connection is at Chippenham or Trowbridge.

For Warminster, Salisbury and Southampton also for Frome, Yeovil, Dorchester and Weymouth and for Taunton, Exeter and Plymouth change at Westbury.

For South Wales and also for Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa change at Swindon

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At our AGM on 27th May, we became the Melksham TRANSPORT User Group - still very much your rail group but adding in bus and other sustainable transport to our portfolio

As of 17th May 2021, there are further relaxations in what you can do at destination. But please make your early journeys local ones if you can. Social distancing and mask rules still apply on trains.

Download train timetable May to December 2021

News and Upcoming ....
Trains now (on 20th Jun 2021)
Buses Back Better - June 2021
Next MTUG meeting - 14th July 2021.

AGM Minutes from 27.5.21 - ((here))
Meeting Minutes from 27.5.21 - ((here))
AGM and meeting slides 27.5.21 - ((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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