Chippenham Rail Users Group Meeting 12th July 2018

The meeting is at 7pm - 9pm at a new venue

Chippenham Borough Lands Charity, Jubilee Buildings
32 Market Place, Chippenham
SN15 3HP

The next Agenda will include

1. Update on the Chippenham Station new gatelines performance

2. Progress on a poster site

3. Update on Electrification and wider rail issues in Wiltshire

4. Update on the Public Realm projects around the station including northern lift and access.

Annual Conference Wednesday 20 June 2018 10.00 Civic Centre Trowbridge

The Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday 20th June at the Civic Centre Trowbridge. Conference registration and coffee from 9.30-10.00

Key speakers include

  • Matt Golton Deputy MD GWR
  • Andy Mellors MD SW Railway
  • Network Rail (speaker to be confirmed)

A key theme of this years conference will be the emerging rail strategy for Wiltshire following the recent GW Franchise Consultation.

TransWilts have partnered with Three Rivers CRP to propose a service Swindon - Southampton Airport. Three Rivers Chairman is attending the conference to answer questions on how the new route would work with two CRPs and two franchises combining services.

Members attend the conference free of charge!

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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

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Melksham Station passenger growth continues

Melksham passenger numbers grew by 23% last year to  74,666. This growth rate is substantially above the rest of the GWR region. In total the Melksham passenger growth is 676% since the TransWilts service started in December 2013.

Preliminary Melksham Survey Results

Melksham station surveys were carried out on 45 trains covering 1,546 passenger journeys and 194 survey forms completed.

Volunteer hours had an equivalent value of £1,064.

Top four journey improvements requested were passenger information, toilets, more train seats and bus connections.

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Capacity doubles with 2-car operation from 2nd January 18

We are delighted that GWR have confirmed 2 car operation from the 2nd January 18 timetable.

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