We can learn a lot from history – both ancient history, and from what’s happened as recently as last year or even last week – and we do so on the TransWilts; it’s called “learning from experience” and “not making the mistakes others have made”.
But … this is NOT a railway line set in the past. We’re supporting the provision of a service to link communities, and link businesses in the best way to suite modern requirements – it’s a service with a role to serve. So you’ll find only a little talk of steam trains, historic signs and posters, or the harking back to the days of the “Hymek” and British Rail, and that little bit of talk and activity is all about the enjoyment, use and publicity of the line now and into the future.
Stations – Past and Present – on the TransWilts
This is a listing of current and closed (c) stations along the TransWilts line, and of locations for which there are live aspirations of re-opening (a). Open stations are capitalised.
The current case for an improved train service on the northern section of the line (Swindon to Westbury) is made based on current stations only. That means that an improved service millwork without the expense of any new stations. However, we have been careful to have our case checked operationally against the aspired station at Royal Wootton Bassett, and also against a new station at Starverton, and we can confirm that the operational capacity exists for such stations should they be built, both with current train services on the main line and with the future electric services from London to Bristol and South Wales.
Hay Lane (c)
Royal Wootton Bassett (ac)
Christian Malford (c)
Broughton Gifford (c)