- Melksham railway station
Melksham Location Place Melksham Local authority Wiltshire Coordinates Coordinates: 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 * 27,446 2005/06 * 24,426 2006/07 * 22,001 2007/08 * 38,081 2008/09 * 27,656 2009/10 * 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 National Rail - UK railway stations 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.
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. British Railways closed the station in 1966 but reopened it in 1985. 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.
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 Following station Chippenham First Great Western
Swindon - Westbury
- ^ MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway. 1 (1st ed.). Paddington: Great Western Railway. p. 295.
- ^ "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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