Melksham railway station


Melksham railway station
Melksham National Rail
Melksham
Location
Place Melksham
Local authority Wiltshire
Coordinates 51°22′48″N 2°08′42″W / 51.380°N 2.145°W / 51.380; -2.145Coordinates: 51°22′48″N 2°08′42″W / 51.380°N 2.145°W / 51.380; -2.145
Grid reference ST900645
Operations
Station code MKM
Managed by First Great Western
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2002/03 *   19,143
2004/05 * increase 27,446
2005/06 * decrease 24,426
2006/07 * decrease 22,001
2007/08 * increase 38,081
2008/09 * decrease 27,656
2009/10 * decrease 10,028
History
Original company Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
05 September 1848 Opened
1966 Closed
1985 Reopened
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Melksham from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Melksham railway station serves the town of Melksham in Wiltshire, England. It is on the branch line from Chippenham to Trowbridge that was originally part of the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway, absorbed in 1850 by the Great Western Railway. The station opened with the original section of the line between Thingley Junction and Westbury, on 5 September 1848.[1] British Railways closed the station in 1966 but reopened it in 1985.[2] Melksham station is currently (June 2009) served by just two trains a day each way, operated by First Great Western (down from five each way per day prior to the December 2006 timetable change). Open access operator Go! Cooperative has proposed to run a service from Yeovil to Oxford, which will call at Melksham.

The Save The Melksham Train group campaign for improvements to the services on the line.

Service

As noted above there are two departures each way on weekdays and Saturdays from the station, but the Saturday service pattern is quite different to that during the week. There is also a single train each way on Sundays.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Chippenham   First Great Western
Swindon - Westbury
  Trowbridge

References

  1. ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway. 1 (1st ed.). Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 295. 
  2. ^ "Then & Now - Melksham Railway Station". Wiltshire Times. http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/wtimesfeatures/downmemorylane/display.var.796327.0.then_now_melksham_railway_station.php. 

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