Trans Wilts Rail Service brings extra trains through Trowbridge, Melksham and Chippenham

This Is Wiltshire: The first train of an improved First Great Western rail service between Westbury and Swindon, which includes extra trains through Trowbridge, Melksham and Chippenham, will run on Sunday The first train of an improved First Great Western rail service between Westbury and Swindon, which includes extra trains through Trowbridge, Melksham and Chippenham, will run on Sunday

The first train of an improved rail service between Westbury and Swindon, which includes extra trains running through Trowbridge, Melksham and Chippenham, will set off on Sunday.

First Great Western’s draft timetable has an extra six trains a day in each direction from Monday to Saturday – meaning there will be one train about every two hours, including early morning and evening services in both directions.

There will also be an extra four trains on Sundays throughout the year, with at least one seasonal service connecting with the Westbury to Weymouth service in each direction.

The subsidised Trans Wilts Rail Service forms part of Wiltshire Council’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund project.

Funding for the project came after the council successfully bid for a Department for Transport grant of £4.25m, which will support the improved service for three years.

John Thomson, cabinet member for highways, said: “The service will bring real social and economic benefits to the people of Wiltshire but the funding is only for three years so it’s important that people use the service now so it can be sustainable into the future.”

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4:52am Tue 3 Dec 13

trowbridge52 says...

how about putting more coaches on existing services friday the 1350 from southhampton to malvern was one coach until bristol where they added another coach which was already full of people nightmare journey as train was so full another couple of coaches could easily of helped
how about putting more coaches on existing services friday the 1350 from southhampton to malvern was one coach until bristol where they added another coach which was already full of people nightmare journey as train was so full another couple of coaches could easily of helped trowbridge52

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