Happy 2nd Anniversary to the TransWilts train!
The Trans-Wilts train service which provides better rail services between Westbury and Swindon celebrated its second anniversary in December 2015.
The rail service launched in December 2013 and has improved travel for those travelling between Westbury and Swindon, stopping at Trowbridge, Melksham and Chippenham. For the past two years, there have been trains running every two hours on weekdays, including early morning and evening services in both directions, as well as an additional four trains on Sundays.
The journey time from Westbury to Swindon is 48 minutes, and just 20 minutes to travel between Chippenham to Trowbridge. The Trans Wilts service is run by Great Western Railway with funding from the council and the Government for the first three years.
A new video produced by Wiltshire Council shows what the service means to the community.
Why not use our journey planner to see how quick a journey by train can be. If you live further from a rail station, the journey planner can also suggest routes for you to drive or cycle to the station. Just plan your journey as normal and when the results are shown, click on the ‘cycling or driving to the train station’ option.
You can also find out about special events and community action to improve the service at the new TransWilts CIC website.