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Trains at Melksham

Train fares for local journeys from Melksham.

For most local journeys, you have choices of:
* Single or day return (coming back later the same day)
* Anytime or off peak
If you are making the trip 'daily' you may also consider a season ticket

For 2020, Melksham to Swindon
Anytime day return £10.50
Anytime single £8.90
Off peak day return £7.80 (Any train after the 07:52 Monday to Friday)
Off peak single £7.70 (Any train after the 07:52 Monday to Friday)
7 day season ticket - £43.70

For 2020, Melksham to Chippenham
Anytime day return £4.90
Anytime single £4.40
Sorry - there are no reduced fares for off peak travel to Chippenham
7 day season ticket - £21.80

For 2020, Melksham to Trowbridge
Anytime day return £4.90
Anytime single £4.20
Off peak day return £4.60 (any train except the 06:36 on Monday to Friday)
Sorry - there are no reduced fare singles to Trowbridge off peak
7 day season ticket - £22.00

For 2020, Melksham to Westbury
Anytime day return £4.90
Anytime single £4.40
Off peak day return £4.10 (Any train except the 06:36 on Monday to Friday)
Off peak single £4.00 (any train except the 06:36 on Monday to Friday)
7 day season ticket - £22.00

Yes - it is cheaper off peak to Westbury than to Trowbridge! And you are allowed to use a Westbury ticket and only go as far as Trowbridge if you want!

Off peak tickets, where offered, are valid on any train on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

If you are travelling in a group of three or more adults, a Groupsave ticket will save you a further 33% - this is not available at the Melksham ticket machine, so please but from the train manager. If you hold a railcard, similar discounts apply to many journeys - it varies depending on the type of railcard

Other Questions

Where do I buy my ticket?
If you are buying your ticket with a credit or debit card (and a regular ticket that's available there), please buy from the ticket machine on the platform. If you're paying in cash or want a ticket that's not available in the machine, please pay the train manager. You can also buy tickets online and collect at the station, but this does not offer you a savig (you may get nectar points) for local journeys.

What if I miss my train into Melksham (or if it's cancelled)?
If you miss your train - tough - wait for the next one. Different rules apply if you have missed it because you've arrived late to connect into the Melksham train because of a delay earlier in your journey caused by the rail industry - see our London Fares page.
If your train is cancelled, severly delayed, or rerouted via Bathampton so that it does not call at Melksham, the rail industry has a responsibility to provide you with a service. If the next train is within an hour or so, you'll be asked to wait for that (and there would be little point in alternative arrangements being made, as they take time and with a slower journey by road, you wouldn't gain anything by taking replacement transport). If there's a long gap after a cancellation or it was the last train of the day, you'll be offered a taxi or a replacement bus will be arranged. Please make your need for alternative arrangements known to the station staff or - if none on duty - via the help point

Will I get a seat? Can I reserve a seat on the train?
Not guaranteed - but it is highly improbable that you will have to stand on any train that calls at Melksham in 2020. Trains were doubled in length last year (and prior to that seats ran out daily!) and whilst traffic is growing, there should be plenty of space for a year or two. Seat reservation is not possible on the local train, though it is on many connections.

How do I know if my train is on time?
There are many online resources available - you can see the informtion an hour or two ahead for Melksham [here]. There is an alternative more detailed report on Real Time Trains [here] and the TransWilts App [here] lets you see how the trains are running from your phone for Wiltshire stations and other key destinations.

At Melksham station, a display board tells you about trains due in the next 100 minutes, and an information button will connect you to a customer service person if you need help or advice. At all stations on the line there are also display boards telling you about current running, and usually staff to help you too - they will also help you find your train as unlike Melksham there are multiple platforms at these stations.
Please note that the information in this document applies to journeys from MELKSHAM station. Different rules and / or options apply at other stations - especially where (for example) there is a staffed ticket office.

Whilst every effort has been made to get this page accurate, please check if in doubt with GWR.

 


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Information about fares to other destinations

For 2020, we are publishing 4 fare pages for Melksham
London Fares
Local Fares
Fares to and from the Bristol area
Other fares and long distance tips
If in doubt, ask on our forum at www.passenger.chat or check with GWR who operate the trains.

 

Current timetables - from May 2020
See Coronavirus page for advice
See Timetable page for current timetables.
Updated 22.5.2020 - expect 6 weeks validity

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Melksham Public Transport - Coronavirus
* May 20 Newsletter - ((here))
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TransWilts publications
2019/20 Annual Report (28.4.2020)
Knorr Bremse press release (27.4.2020)

New:
Emergency contactsBus updatesResources


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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