Tuesday, April 5, 2011

UK: Melksham train show resorts to bus service

Wiltshire, England: Melksham train show resorts to bus service
Organisers of the Trainwest Model Railway Exhibition in Melksham on April 9 and 10 are laying on a shuttle bus from Chippenham Railway Station to the show because there are so few trains to Melksham.

Trainwest is the largest model railway exhibition in Wiltshire. The show will be held at the Christie Miller Sports Centre and will feature 65 stands including 25 working model railway layouts.

Exhibition manager Geoff Endacott said, “On Saturday the first service from Chippenham leaves at 3.38pm and gets to Melksham at 3.47pm, which is nearly six hours after the show opens.

“On Sunday the train leaves Chippenham at 6.35pm and arrives at 6.44pm – in time to see the last vans leaving the car park two hours after we have started to pack up.”

A free shuttle bus will instead run from Chippenham Station to the show on both days, with four return trips.

Tickets are available at the Christie Miller Centre, at Melksham Tourist Information Centre, and on the door. More details at www.trainwest.org.uk.

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