Guidance

TransWilts community rail line

Community rail line service between Swindon and Westbury.

Documents

TransWilts Line: prospectus

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TransWilts Line: map

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Details

The TranWilts service is located in Wiltshire, linking the towns of Westbury, Trowbridge, Melksham and Chippenham in the north and west of Wiltshire to Swindon.

Route data

Region South west
Locale Wiltshire
Stations 5
Length 32.5 miles
Journey time About 48 minutes — one way
Route type Secondary branch line
Designation Service
Pilot project No
Designation date September 2016
Partnership TransWilts Community Rail Partnership
Operator(s) Great Western Railway

The TransWilts Line serves the following 5 stations:

  • Swindon
  • Chippenham
  • Melksham
  • Trowbridge
  • Westbury
People on the TranWilts community line.

Community rail designation

The TransWilts Line was designated as a community rail service by the Department for Transport (DfT) in September 2016. The designation covers the passenger services between Swindon and Westbury. The stations at Chippenham and Melksham fall within the designation. The stations at Westbury and Trowbridge are the responsibility of the Heart of Wessex Community Rail Line and are afforded community rail designation status under that route.

Network Rail strategic route plan

The TransWilts Line has been identified as a secondary branch line within Network Rail’s West of England (K) strategic route plan.

The TransWilts Community Rail Partnership

The TransWilts Community Rail Partnership was formed in 2010 to support and develop the line. The TransWilts Community Area Partnership is a division of the TransWilts Community Interest Company.

Published 29 September 2016