WHY not enjoy a day at the seaside this easter.
During the Easter weeks – 14th to 18th and 21st to 25th April, day trips are available from Melksham to Weymouth by train, using the new TransWilts train service.
Leave Melksham at 09:15, and arrive back at 19:46. Adult day return fare £16.50, child £8.25. If travelling in a group, ask for a ‘GroupSave’ ticket where three or four adults can travel for the price of two, and children pay just £1 each.
Change trains at Westbury in both directions (plenty of time to change) – arrive Weymouth at 12:09 and leave again at 17:30.
These trains run on Mondays to Fridays, including Good Friday and Easter Monday, but please note that they are not running on the May Day Bank Holiday, Monday 5th May, when the line will be closed for engineering works and a substitute bus service will be running instead.
Free parking is available for rail users at Melksham Station. If joining the train at Melksham, you can buy your tickets on the train from the train manager.
Peter Blackburn, chair of the Melksham Railway Development Group said, “The new train service is running very well, with plenty of happy passengers, but there’s still plenty of space for more passengers to have a great day out.”