West Wiltshire Rail Users Group News and Newsletter
Bath Christmas Market
The Christmas market runs this year from 23rd November to 10th December. Trains are expected to be extremely busy, especially on Saturdays and at peak times, and Great Western Railway have anticipated this and are laying on extra trains from West Wiltshire to Bath (and Bristol). Some high speed services are being re-routed to run via Westbury, Trowbridge and Bradford-on-Avon to provide extra seats, so check departure boards before travelling.
There is more information on GWR's web page for the Christmas market here.
Tidy up for Westbury Station Garden.
Friends of Westbury station, including members of WWRUG and the Heart of Wessex CRP watch Cllr. Horace Prickett cutting the tape to unveil a transformed embankment next to the entrance to Westbury station. [Picture by Trevor Porter, Wiltshire Times].
Read the full article published on 30th November 2016 in Wiltshire Times here.
September Public Meeting - Melksham – Past, Present and Future
On Friday 9th September 2016 we were delighted to receive a talk by Graham Ellis, Community Rail Officer for TransWilts CRP entitled 'Melksham – Past, Present and Future' at the Railway Inn in Westbury. In conjunction with GWR a special train was arranged to enable anyone attending the talk to return to Melksham or Chippenham by train! This special left Westbury at 21:20 after the talk, returning from Chippenham to Westbury at 22:03, making use of a unit which would have otherwise been waiting over at Westbury. The slides from Graham's interesting and informative talk can be viewed here.
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