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