Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Surviving the Future: Outcome of the Transport Discussion Group

The 3 most important transport concerns in Marlborough were:

  1. Poor (but expensive) bus services - there are no direct bus routes to Devizes.
  2. We do not have a train station - the buses from Marlborough sometimes miss the train at Bedwyn;  there are no buses linking Marlborough to Bedwyn in time for the early morning trains.  There is no regular bus service to Pewsey station.  The Great Bedwyn residents are trying to restrict parking around their station.
  3. Poor public transport is reducing job opportunities for young people and those without a car.
Other issues raised included the cost of parking in Marlborough and the need to restrict HGVs in order to reduce pollution and wear and tear on the roads.


within 5 years: improve the bus service to Bedwyn and make it more integrated with the trains.  Reduce the numbers of HGVs.

within 10 years: persuade the authorities to build a train station in Marlborough. Bring more skilled, green jobs into the town so there is no need to commute. 

Group members: Sam Page, Pepita Hurd, John Yates, Peter Turvey, Pat Turvey, Karen Bulsara, Ann Yates, Peter Noble.

1 comment:

  1. Those of you who are concerned about the risk to the direct train service to London from Bedwyn should contact Steve Smith at Bedwyn Train Passengers Group and turn up to speak to Clare Perry this Friday, November 2nd at 7.30pm at Bedwyn Station.

    Alexandra Jackson