The Goverment’s railway minister made tracks for Melksham last Thursday as he stopped by to see how the town’s station is being improved.

Stephen Hammond MP was shown details of the new timetables with Conservative Parliamen- tary candidate Michelle Donelan, and heard about the effect it was having on the town.

He said: “Melksham is growing and seeing new residential development, and this is exactly the sort of thing you need to have here for people, and to encourage new jobs.”

The station has benefited from recent improvements to the TransWilts rail line. Eight trains pass through a day.

The TransWilts Community Rail Partner- ship has worked to enhance the station, including a new shelter to help with increased demand.