Transport to, from and in Melksham

We encourage you to use public transport, cycling and walking for journeys to, from and within the Melksham area,
but appreciate that not all journeys are practical by those means. [Why]

Trains - Buses - Coaches - Cycling - Walking - Taxis - Cars 
  User Group who's who - News - External links - Emergencies

Trains at Melksham

Trains - Melksham Station
* Map and address of the station
* 10 minutes walk from the Town Bridge
* Free cycle parking at the station
* About 2 hourly each way - next trains
* live departures and current timetable
* To Chippenham and Swindon
* To Trowbridge and Westbury
* Connection other stations - [map]
* Prior booking not needed
* Trains by Great Western Railway
* Melksham Hub facilities
* Parking by Smart Parking for TransWilts CIC
* Melksham Station car park link
* Cafe and toilets coming late 2020
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Using the train safely

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Buses to from and in Melksham
Mon-Fri daytime frequency shown
Only Bath & Devizes evenings & Sun
* Every 30 minutes to Bath
* Every hour to Devizes
* Every 30 minutes to Chippenham
* Every 30 mins to Trowbridge & Frome
* Infrequent to Corsham
* Infrequent to Bradford-on-Avon
* current timetables (in our newseltter)
* Turn up and ride, no prior booking
* Above operated by Faresaver
* Town bus services by FromeBus
* Marlborough, Calne and RUH by Swindon's Bus Company
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Using the bus safely

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Coaches from Melksham
* Daily to London
* Departs from Coach Stop on Spa Road
* Operated by National Express
* Prior booking needed
* The TIC is a local agent
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Cycling around Melksham
Data to be updated as we move from rail to transport group
Interim - Melksham cycle mep [2014] from Connecting Wiltshire
Cycle parking at the station - Hub Site
Melksham Cycle Centre (shop in Melksham)
Sustrans - "charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle"
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Walking in Melksham
Data to be added as we move from rail to transport group
Interim - see Connecting Wiltshire
Sustrans - "charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle"
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Taxis in Melksham
* Many taxi operators in Melksham
* only by booking at the station
* taxi rank in the Market Place
These are often available
- Melksham Taxis - 01225 700000
- Nigels Taxi - 07976 165910
- Index - 01225 700800
- Forest Taxis - 01225 705453
- Carols Cabs - 07894 873129
- AAP - 01225 706133
- P&R Taxis - 07341 949041
- Paul's Taxi - 07986 517319
* different order shown each day
* Please let us know of changes
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Driving in Melksham
Sometimes you will need to use a car ...
Public transport is not always practical
Walk or cycle for many town journeys
Town Bus runs Monday to Saturday
Car parking at the Railway Station
Also drop off and pick up spaces
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Community Group Who's Who
* The Melksham Rail User Group is the "Station Friends" group for Melksham
* The TransWilts CIC is the Community Rail Partnership for the whole line

* TransWilts run the car parking and hub at Melksham Station & the development Masterplan
* The Melksham Rail User Group look after marketing and promotion of public transport services
* The Melksham Rail User Group meets every 2 months in Melksham, more frequently for events

* The Great Western Coffee Shop is an active passenger forum run from Melksham
* TravelWatch SouthWest provides experise and communication between user groups
* Railfuture promotes a bigger and better railway
* The Community Rail Network support Community Rail Parterships and Station Friends Groups
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"What's in it for me?"
* Congestion Friendly
* Parking Friendly
* Arrive refreshed
* Healthier option
* Sleep, eat, work as you travel
* May be quicker / cheaper than driving
* Travel home safely after drinking
* Feel good doing a bit for the planet
* Leave the car for your partner

It's good for the planet too
* Generate less CO2
* Generate less NO2
* Generate less particulates

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Current timetables and advice
Bus and Train Timetables - August 2020
Covid Travel advice - August 2020

News and Upcoming ....
28.7.20 Car parking changes - ((here))
August 2020 newletter ((here))
Next physical meeting if we can - 16.9.2020
(online too, that is for certain)
but please get in touch before if you wish!

Melksham Public Transport - Newsletters
* 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)

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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Forum latest new topics

* New Totem Generator

* Air fares in the time of pandemic

* Connecting into trains - the "First Mile" choice and to which station?

* Henley-on-Thames station 1957

* My first train journey since mid-March

* Arrival of JelliaJamb, and a request for a bit more thought at times

* 23rd September 2020 - ConnectedCities online seminar.