TransWilts cic

Our objective 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.

Our 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. 


Policies

Organisation

Organisation Chart pdf

Friends membership policy pdf

Children and Vunerable People pdf

Diversity and Equality pdf

Volunteer Charter pdf

Data Protection pdf


Rail

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


Campaigns

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


Awards

2015

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

ACoRP National Awards

ACoRP National awards will be held Thursday 29th September in Southport

Picking out TransWits entries:

Cat 4. Transwilts CRP, Wiltshire Council & Great Western Railway - Melksham Station Improvements
Cat 5. Brenda Chandler, Bowerhill Villager - The Bowerhill Villager
Cat 7a. Paul Johnson & Horace Prickett - TransWilts CIC - Wilton in Salisbury Business Event
Cat 7b. TransWilts CRP & Great Western Railway – The Weymouth Wizard
Cat 8. (Individual volunteer contribution) Lisa Ellis – TransWilts CRP
Cat 10. Lisa Ellis, Paul Johnson - Travel Wallets and Mini Timetables
And that list is truly remarkable for one of the newest and smallest CRPs in the UK!  WELL DONE everyone.

Third, second and first places are to be announced at a Gala Dinner in Southport on 29th September, which will be attended by those shortlisted or representatives of the organisations, sponsored for the evening by Great Western Railway and for the journey by the CRP and Great Western. Not only is this event a "Thank you" to those people who put in so much hard work behind the scenes, but it's also an excellent opportunity for them to meet others doing similar things (or perhaps different things we might want to do in the future!) on their lines / at their stations.   A Community Rail "Market" event prior to the Gala dinner, and a Station festival the following morning, broaden networking opportunities.

The 10 TransWilts entries are online at http://www.twcrp.org.uk/ACoRP_AwardEntries_2016.pdf


Upgrading the Severn Tunnel 12 to 21 October 2016

From Monday 12 September to Friday 21 October 2016 the Severn Tunnel will be closed. This will result in no trains between Patchway and Severn Tunnel junction, with London services diverted and buses replacing trains between Newport and Bristol to see full information click here


Extra Train Service

From 16th May 2016, an extra service will operate on Mondays to Fridays from Westbury at 12:20, returning from Swindon at 13:19. This new service is the first step in breaking up some of the longer gaps, and is permanent.

Also from 16th May 2016, there are some timetable adjustments by a few minutes - please check your regular train carefully. Biggest changes - the 18:52 from Swindon now leaves at 18:48 and the 20:12 now leaves at 20:06.


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