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The Melksham Railway Development Group is pleased to announce that Santa Claus is coming to the TransWilts railway line that serves Melksham on Sunday 14th December.
With extra trains running this year, you have a choice of times you can see him. Leave Melksham at 1.30pm or 4.30pm for a round trip of about two hours – you’ll ride up to Swindon and back on the train, you’ll meet Santa, your children will get a present, everyone will get a mince pie and soft drink and adults will be offered a complimentary glass of wine.
Tickets – £9 for adults and £5 for children (aged up to 15) are available from the tourist information centre. You’ll need to book early to avoid disappointment, as these trips have limited places available and sell out quickly.
Graham Ellis, on behalf of TransWilts Community Rail Partnership said, “Our thanks to First Great Western for providing extra carriages on the train, to Santa Claus for agreeing to visit the ‘Santa Train’ again this year, and to all the community elves behind the scene who help make this a fun trip for everyone.
“Why not do some of your Christmas shopping in Swindon this year? On Saturdays, trains leave Melksham for Swindon at 07:48, 08:37, 09:48 and 11:48, returning at 12:36, 14:36, 15:22, 17:36, 19:36 and 21:08, return fare £6.70, children £3.35 return … and you can ask for ‘groupsave’ and get three adult tickets for the price of two. Free parking at Melksham Station, buy your tickets on the train. Sunday train at 10:20, returning from Swindon at 16:05 or 18:19”