TransWilts cic

Operating since December 2013 as a three year trial, we became a Designated Community Rail Service in September 2016. The Service having been incorporated into the GWR Franchise from the December 2016 timetable. Our mission is to: "carry on activities which encourage and promote increasing usage of public transport for benefit of the communities living and working in Wiltshire and to represent the interests of local public transport users including rail and bus special interest groups in Swindon and Wiltshire, promoting improved connectivity between local services and the national network."

Since 2014 the number of train services has grown from 6 to 9 trains per day in 2016. Further enhancements are being planned using some of the flexibility available with our Designated status. From 2018 the rolling stock cascade after electrification doubles the capacity with two car units replacing the single car Class 153 rolling stock.

Our CIC organisation enables us to take a Wiltshire-wide view as well as providing active promotion of the TransWilts Rail Line. Since 2015 TransWilts cic incorporates the activities of the previous TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. A wider role is to consider coordination of both bus and rail issues in Wiltshire, and to provide support and impetus to Wiltshire’s priorities in the Local Transport Plan and the Swindon and Wiltshire LEP Transport Vision.

We see the line as an essential link for local communities and businesses along the route and liaise with all interested parties to promote the social, economic and environmental prosperity of our local communities. Our group of like-minded Friends membership seek to make better use of the TransWilts railway line, aiming to achieve positive, sustainable and imaginative development which benefit the communities it serves, including enhancement of facilities and services to meet the current and future travel requirements.

We support campaigns for rail and bus services, sustainable transport solutions using the expertise of the membership and partner organisations to provide reasoned arguments and deliverable outcomes.

Our partnership is particularly grateful for the financial support we receive from Wiltshire Council and GWR.

A Rail Magazine feature "Wilts flourishes" (issue 781 19th August 2015) gives an interesting overview and history. It is reproduced here with their kind permission. Details of our designation appeared in Rail magazine in issue 811 October 2016.



Organisation Chart pdf

Friends membership policy pdf

Children and Vunerable People pdf

Diversity and Equality pdf

Volunteer Charter pdf

Data Protection pdf


Regional Rail Network 2020 Phasing pdf

Network Rail CP6 Long Term Planning Response pdf

TransWilts and MidWilts Corridor png

TW Technical Report -"Can an hourly passenger service run

reliably on the TransWilts single line section?" TR001

TW Technical Report - "Value of Travel Time" TR002

RSSB Station Adoption Good Practice Guide - pdf

Visitors & Tourism - in preparation

Bus and Sustainable Transport

Bus Policy pdf

Designated Buses - a presentation at Devizes Forum meeting 2015 pdf

TransWilts Travel Pass (Smart Ticketing) pdf

WHS Explorer Bus draft route map pdf

Cycle Policy pdf

Bus presentation pdf


TransWilts Service extension to Southampton Airport pdf

QCS - A draft Wiltshire Bus Proposal pdf

MidWilts Berks & Hants Proposal pdf

Melksham Station Community Improvements

Chippenham Station Community Heritage Platform

Re-open Corsham Station

Wilton Parkway - A proposal brochure

Avebury & Stonehenge Explorer Bus-Rail-Cycle

Salisbury P&R Stations

Swindon P&R Stations inc Royal Wootton Bassett

Devizes Station and Pewsey-Bedwyn service

Great Western Regional Train Service Bristol-Swindon-Oxford

MVA Delivering Strategies TransWilts Railway March 2011 pdf



ACoRP Community Rail Awards - Winner Best Marketing Campaign


ACoRP Outstanding Volunteer Finalist " Lee Fletcher" pdf

RailFuture - Silver Award for Best Website "Great Western Forum" pdf

RailFuture - Silver Award for Best Campaign "TransWilts Line" pdf

RailFuture - Gold Award for Best Social Media Promotion "Weymouth Wizard" pdf

RailFuture - Silver Award for Best Individual Volunteer "Bob Morrison" pdf

Latest News

London Paddington will be closed to all rail services from Saturday 24th December until Thursday 29th December

From the 24 to 29 December, trains will start and end at Ealing Broadway instead of London paddington; with onward travel via London underground.

Ealing Broadway has no step free access. If you're travelling with luggage,children or need assistance, we recommend using one of the following London terminals which your tickets will also be valid for;

Euston (EUS); if you're travelling to and from the Hereford area

Marylebone (MYB); if you're travelling to and from the Oxford area

Waterloo (WAT); if you're travelling to and from Bristol, South Wales, The South West and Basingstoke

Next phase of works begins at Royal Wootton Bassett

Residents in Royal Wootton Bassett are reminded of temporary road diversions from Monday, 24 October while Network Rail carries out work in preperation for the arrival of a new fleet of bigger, faster and greener electric trains.

  • The Marlborough Road/Broad Town bridge is due to reopen on Friday, 21 October
  • The bridges on the A3102 Bath Road are due to be temporarily closed from Monday, 24 October until early Spring 2017.
  • During the closure, traffic will follow a signed diversion route using the remporary link road, Station Road, Nore Marsh Road and Bincknoll Lane to rejoin the A3102.
  • To save motorists a 30-mile detour, Network Rail constructed the tempoary road which has been in use since March 2016, when work on the Marlborough Road/Broad Town bridge began. The temporary road, which runs parallel to the railway, connects the A3102 with Marlborough Road/Station Road.

Network Rail has worked closely with Wiltshire Council to ensure the bridges will be closed for the shortest time possible, minimising disruption to residents and businesses. Further details are available in this press release.

TransWilts Railway Community Rail Partnership given the green light

Featured in the Rail Magazine Issue 811 October 12-25 2016


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