We are delighted to announce that our £60,000 bid to GWR CCIF round 2 was successful.

The grant builds on the preliminary work carried out with last year's £6,000 and the matched funding provided by Wiltshire Council, Melksham Town Council, Melksham Area Board and Melksham Without Council. A Melksham Station Masterplan will be developed with the funding, including considering the pedestrian access to the station and the various issues arising from the increasing number of passengers using Melksham Station.

Passenger numbers have grown five fold and the platform length is being increased by Network Rail from one to three cars by 2018. The grant will enable consultants to explore the design options at Melksham station taking into account future growth and the increasing access issues arising from the current passenger growth. The study will build on the initial feasibility study carried out last year on a northern pedestrian/cycle access linking to Foundry Close.

We expect the study work to be completed in 2017, which will then provide the basis for future applications for construction scheme funding.

Chippenham Rail Users Group Inaugural Meeting Sept 21st

Chippenham station has 1.8 million users per annum yet does not have a users representation group. There is an first meeting of a prospective Chippenham Rail User Group being held on 21st September at Methodist Church Hall, Monkton Hill, Chippenham.

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Sunday Timetable improvement for Chippenham

We are pleased to have negotiated an improvement to the Sunday service which is effective immediately and increases the service connections to Chippenham. The "Summer Sunday" service has effectively become an all year round timetable.

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Peter Blackburn - Shortlisted Outstanding Volunteer

Peter Blackburn, chair of the Melksham Rail User Group, has been shortlisted for the "Outstanding Volunteer Contribution" at the ACoRP (Association of Community Rail Partnerships) national awards. 

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Annual Report Published at AGM

Members attended the Annual General Meeting on 6th May.

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