The Department for Transport is funding a study into the potential for a new rail station to serve the Devizes Community Area. This development has potential to improve services for customers in the Pewsey, Bedwyn and Hungerford areas. It is proposed that the new station, known as Devizes Gateway, will be 3.4 miles from Devizes Market Place. Plans for a connecting bus are being developed.
Bedwyn Trains Passenger Group and Pewsey Vale Rail User Group have campaigned for a number of years for improved connections to the west (for Bath, Bristol, Salisbury and beyond) and consideration is now being given to extending the services which currently stop at Bedwyn, through to Westbury. This would enable passengers to travel to Devizes and also to connect at Westbury for destinations further west.
The Devizes Development Partnership is keen to hear the views of people living in the Hungerford, Bedwyn and Pewsey areas. Please complete the survey here (which only takes a few minutes).
Note that Devizes Gateway (and improvements to the Bedwyn service) are unlikely to become realities before 2025 so please answer on the basis of how you would travel if Covid-19 did not exist. let us hope that by then it will not.
Note: if you use the services between Bedwyn, Hungerford and London Paddington, however, infrequently, Penny Post seriously advises that you sign up to receive the newsletters and updates from the Bedwyn Trains Passenger Group (BTPG). During times of disruption (as happens) this provides a superb source of information, often far clearer than that provided by the train operator. The BTPG has also been very effective at lobbying for service and other improvements on the line so any comments you pass on to them may be influential.