Chippenham railway station

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Chippenham railway station is a main train station in Chippenham, Wiltshire, South West England.

Services[change | change source]

The station has trains to Swindon, Didcot, Reading and London; and trains to Bristol, Bath and Wales. These trains are every half an hour in both directions, and, there are also trains to stations further away.[1]

There are also trains to Trowbridge, Melksham and Westbury. These trains go to Southampton Central around Westbury and Salisbury. Trains in the other direction start from Westbury, services to Southampton come from Great Malvern or from Cheltenham Spa. There is a train to Cheltenham Spa which goes around Swindon and Gloucester in the morning and late afternoon. There are also two Saturday trains each way (but at different times to the weekday ones) and a single train each way on Sundays.[2]

In 2010, Go-Op wanted to run trains from Birmingham Moor Street, around Oxford and Swindon, to Yeovil, which would call at Chippenham. They wanted to start running trains in December 2011,[3] but they have not started yet.

Future[change | change source]

There are plans to electrify the line Chippenham's on, which would bring faster and bigger 'Super Express' trains on the line. This would make the journey shorter.[4]

A new bridge and lifts were installed in November 2014.

Awards[change | change source]

In 2004, the station was given an award to show how safe the station was. The award, which was for 2 years, was given to the station as a passenger vote said that 98% of the passengers who went from Chippenham said they felt 'safe' or 'very safe' whilst at the station. The station has 24 hour CCTV and is alarmed. [5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "First Great Western Trains". Services near the bottom. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  2. FGW Timetable 25 - Cardiff & Bristol to Southampton & Portsmouth 17 May - 12 December 2009 Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine; Retrieved 6 July 2012
  3. "Co-operative train operator planning route from Birmingham to south and west". Birmingham Post. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Network Specification 2011 - Western". Network Rail. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  5. First Great Western Website.[permanent dead link] Retrieved 11 July 2012