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Schedule of upcoming meetings and events for the rest of 2019

Wednesay 16th October 2019 (regular meeting) - to be held at Whitley Methodist chapel
Sunday 12 October 2019 - Guided walk Trowbridge to Melksham
Wednesday 27 November 2019 - (regular meeting) - location to be confirmed
Thursday 12 December 2019 - (Santa's elves wrapping party)
Sunday 15th December - Santa on the train

Other dates which may be of interest in the summer

Saturday 21st September - RailFuture Annual Conference - Bristol

Minutes of previous meetings

24 July 2019 22 May 2019 22 May 2019 AGM 20 March 2019
23 January 2019
28 November 2018 4 July 2018 25 April 2018 25 April 2018 AGM
28 February 2018 10 January 2018
3 December 2017 (newsletter) 29 November 2017 29 September 2017 12 May 2017
12 May 2017 AGM 17 February 2017
6 December 2016 5 October 2016 24 June 2016 29 April 2016 AGM
29 April 2016 26 February 2016


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About the Melksham Rail User Group

Formerly the Melksham Rail Development Group Founded 1995


News and Upcoming ....

Melksham Summer/Autumn Timetable available in the Town Hall, Library and Tourist Information Centre. Download from

Next diary date - MRUG business meeting, 16th October.

Initial data (provisional) for train times from December 2019 – see [[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]]

Report on summer 2019 promotion - carnivals, and fetes - see [[here]]. Thank you to everyone who's helped - and enjoy your summer trips. Pictures from Imber on 17th August - here

Tribute to class 153 trains - the single carriages which provided the vital stepping stone from no useful service to what we now have, 2013-2018 on the line, now retiring from GWR

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.

Other sites to visit

Forum latest new topics

* Bristol Underground System. Still on the cards?

* WECA Future Mobility Zone

* Harassment on London underground / problem around the world?

* How many stations remain no-go zones for wheelchairs?

* MOVED: November Amendments to First Discover Services

* Helping (?) people in wheelchairs

* Swindon to Esher