On the right track, says minister at Melksham

Station manager Nicholas Reid, left, Stephen Hammond Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Michelle Donelan, Sion Brettion and Rob Mullen at Melksham station

Station manager Nicholas Reid, left, Stephen Hammond Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Michelle Donelan, Sion Brettion and Rob Mullen at Melksham station

First published in Latest News

The Goverment’s railway minister made tracks for Melksham last Thursday as he stopped by to see how the town’s station is being improved.

Stephen Hammond MP was shown details of the new timetables with Conservative Parliamen- tary candidate Michelle Donelan, and heard about the effect it was having on the town.

He said: “Melksham is growing and seeing new residential development, and this is exactly the sort of thing you need to have here for people, and to encourage new jobs.”

The station has benefited from recent improvements to the TransWilts rail line. Eight trains pass through a day.

The TransWilts Community Rail Partner- ship has worked to enhance the station, including a new shelter to help with increased demand.

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2:09pm Fri 4 Apr 14

grahame says...

Sixteen trains a day (Monday to Saturday) rather than the eight stated in the article - roughly alternate hours to Chippenham and Swindon, and to Trowbridge and Westbury. Take ANY train for Bath and Bristol and change at Trowbridge or Chippenham.

It's good to see Michelle Donelan joining in support of the services, which are already showing encouraging use. This is very much a cross party issue, with a lot of very hard work by our currently elected representatives (nationally and locally) of all political directions bringing us to where we are today - full credit to them. It does still need everyone to help get the message out there, as a viable train service is something Melksham hasn't had in recent years; many people still don't know there's a train station in Melksham.
Sixteen trains a day (Monday to Saturday) rather than the eight stated in the article - roughly alternate hours to Chippenham and Swindon, and to Trowbridge and Westbury. Take ANY train for Bath and Bristol and change at Trowbridge or Chippenham. It's good to see Michelle Donelan joining in support of the services, which are already showing encouraging use. This is very much a cross party issue, with a lot of very hard work by our currently elected representatives (nationally and locally) of all political directions bringing us to where we are today - full credit to them. It does still need everyone to help get the message out there, as a viable train service is something Melksham hasn't had in recent years; many people still don't know there's a train station in Melksham. grahame
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