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.


Policies

Organisation

Organisation Chart pdf

Friends membership policy pdf

Children and Vunerable People pdf

Diversity and Equality pdf

Volunteer Charter pdf

Data Protection - updated GDPR  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

Designated Fares from Chippenham and Swindon to Salisbury Comparison TR003

Wiltshire Station Towns Populations and Passengers Table TR005

Community Rail Consultation Station Pareto TR006

RSSB Station Adoption Good Practice Guide - pdf

Railfuture Expanding the Railways - How to develop and deliver a proposal pdf

Ten Year Plan July 2017 - pdf


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

2017

ACoRP Community Rail Awards Outstanding Volunteer Finalist "Peter Blackburn"

RailFuture Awards - Best Marketing Campaign

2016

ACoRP Community Rail Awards - Winner Best Marketing Campaign

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

TransWilts Board welcome new Community Rail Officer

TransWilts have appointed Sophie Martin as our new Community Rail Officer. She may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sophie's appointment coincides with and supports the Department of Transport's (DfT) October 2018 Community Rail Strategy.

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Melksham community supports TransWilts Station Project Funding

Our thanks for the fantastic community support for our proposals for a Hub/Café at Melksham Station. Melksham's Area Board, Town Council, Melksham Without Council and Bowerhill Villager have in total committed £17,000 matched funding supporting TransWilts GWR CCIF grant application.

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Welcome to new Community Rail Officer

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself – I am Sophie Martin, TransWilts new Community Rail Officer.

I am very excited for this new opportunity in community rail and am keen to help promote and develop the services on the TransWilts line.

If you have community rail information you feel I need to be aware of or would simply like to introduce yourself, please feel free to contact me – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 07379 175055.

ACoRP £2,400 Grant Award for Melksham Station Business Plan

TransWilts has been awarded a £2,400 grant from the Designated Community Rail Development Fund (DCRDF) for the production of a business plan for vacant land at Melksham Station.

As a designated line, TransWilts has access to funding from the Department of Transport administered by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP).

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Live Departures TransWilts App launched

This free app has been designed locally especially with Wiltshire’s and our TransWilts train users in mind. We’re bringing you GWR’s latest and up to the minute departure information directly to your phone or laptop.

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