Supporting the use and growth of local and regional passenger train services on the Swindon to Westbury line via Chippenham, Melksham and Trowbridge, with service on to Dilton Marsh, Warminster and Salisbury.
The train data works relatively well for local trains.
The bus data is stop by stop or route by route - neither of which quite is the quick, easy and pragmatic answer to a question like "where to I get the bus for Bath and what time does it get there". In some cases (such as to Bath) there are different routes within Melksham, and it's far from obvious when you find a stop offering services to Bath that there might be other services available just up the road. Route by route, sadly, means you have to look up the 271, 272, 273, x76 and UCB if you want to know about the complete service to Bath. Services that operate on a loop (most 271 journeys and some 14s) show a terminus and won't let you go on through in planning. It IS good but it's far from complete. And it just links you to the operator's website if you want to know what the journey will cost you.
Journeys that are indirect (involving changes on some or all journeys) are even more of a challenge - the best way is to put your start and end points into Google, or for a train journey into an online journey planner. Google comes up by default with driving instructions and there's an icon / button that lets you switch to public transport - usually pretty good in terms of giving you route ideas, but with an assumption that everything will be on time and that some mighty short connections can be made.
As an example, try https://www.google.com/search?q=melksham+to+calne
MRUG has evolved to the Melksham TRANSPORT User Group (MTUG) - still very much your rail group but adding in bus and other sustainable transport to our portfolio
Train timetables - 12th December 2021 to 14th May 2022
Towards the South Coast
News and Upcoming ....
Trains now (updated 12 Dec 21)
Newsletter 16.2.2022 ((here))
Next MTUG meeting - 9th March 2022.
Zoom link ((here))
Meeting Minutes from 10 November 2021 - ((here))
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