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

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Above - Where is Melksham Station in the town?
Below - Where can I go by train from Melksham?

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.

If you drive your car to the station, there is car parking (currently free) in a dedicated car park for rail users on the right hand side of the approach road.

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 10 minute walk from the Town Centre - 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 D3, x72, 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.


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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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News and Upcoming ....

New: • Emergency contactsResources

Nest MRUG public meeting
18th March 2020 - see [here]

Sundays in January 2020 - due to engineering works, buses replace trains. Timetable here

Current timetables - January 2020
Train times [here]
Most bus times Faresaver
Bus times [First D3] - [here]
Other bus times Swindon's Bus Co.
Other bus times Town Bus
Long distance coach National Express
No changes expected in February or March

Rail fare pages - updated for 2020
Local fares [here]
London fares [here]
Bristol and Bath fares [here]
Day out and rover tickets - 2020 prices awaited

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

Report on reduction of station dwell time – three specific ideas for Melksham proposed by the Melksham Rail User Group in reply to request for suggestions from Mark Hopwood on 18th July 2019 for input by 24th July 2019 - [[here]]

New "Great West Way Discover" tickets launched - travel as much as you like on selected routes, two of the tickets include Melksham - great for a Staycation or for visitors to the UK who are staying with you for a while. There are now 10 different rangers and rovers that include Melksham - see [here] for a list including maps and prices.



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