Transport report for April

There has been an overwhelming response to Wiltshire Council’s review of subsidised bus services, with over 10,000 questionnaires returned so far. As the closing date is 4th April there is still time to take part and Chiseldon Parish Council has sent in a letter, asking for a fresh look at the proposed £5.1m cut to… read more

Transport Report – March 2016

Thamesdown Bus Company is in the process of spending £1.4million on 10 new single-decker buses for Swindon. This shows the price of vehicles these days, with the new double-deckers on the X5 route are costing £230,000. Great Western Railways has been named as the main sponsor of the Swindon Railway Works’ 175th anniversary celebrations. One… read more

Transport report – February

There are some changes in the pipeline for Bus Service 80 (Swindon, Marlborough, Tidworth, Ludgershall). With effect from 31st January there will be a new timetable with the same number of services but spread out further across the day. Please pick up a leaflet from the Stagecoach office or look on the Stagecoach West website…. read more

Transport update

The Parish Council is still trying to get a new bus stop at Coate Village/Badbury Park but the junctions, off the Marlborough Road, have not yet been adopted by Swindon Highways. Watch this space for further news. Bus users with concessionary pass cards will not be issued with a ticket on Thamesdown buses. This means… read more

Transport update for December 2015

We are pleased to hear from Stagecoach West that the number of passengers using the No 8 service has increased. This is the service that now runs every twenty minutes through Chiseldon. Due to a recent near miss, the Safety Officer of Stagecoach has asked bus drivers to pull closer into the kerb when waiting… read more

Transport update

Stagecoach West will be launching a new Swindon to Cirencester service from November. This will be the 51A, to supplement the current 51, providing a half hourly service to Cirencester and serving the new housing estates that have been built up around the town. The 51 Service travels on from Cirencester to Cheltenham. Wilts and… read more

Changes to buses through Chiseldon

As of this week Chiseldon has a new bus service, run by Stagecoach West, which runs from Chiseldon to the Great Western Hospital into Swindon and onwards to the Outlet Village, West Swindon Shopping, the Link Centre and Freshbrook. This is Service 8 and it will run every 20 minutes on a circular route from… read more