West Wiltshire Rail Users Group News and Newsletter
Great Western Route Modernisation
Due to continuing work to prepare the Great Western Route for electrification and the arrival of the new InterCity Express trains, train services will be impacted by further upgrade works at weekends from 23rd September until 19th November. Visit GWR.com for further details.
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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