Update March 2021

Wiltshire Council is preparing a another bid for funding from the Department for Transport. The Corsham Railway Station Town Team is seeking support from stakeholders to assist with the bid. The deadline for the submission is 5 March 2021. This page will be updated once the outcome of the bid is known.

Update December 2020

Work for a Railway Station in Corsham Will Continue Despite Government Setback Corsham Town Council is disappointed to hear that the Wiltshire Council submission to the Department for Transport’s Restoring Your Railway (RYR) Ideas Fund has been unsuccessful. The bid for funds to conduct further research was an important step towards restoring secondary train services … »

Update June 2020

Wiltshire Council has made a submission (sponsored by Michelle Donelan MP) to the 2nd tranche of the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) Restoring Your Railway Ideas Fund. An expression of interest on restoring secondary train services to the Great Western Main Line was submitted on 22 May and the full submission (for appropriate initial study work … »

Update January 2020

The Chair of the Town Team and Officers met with Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership on 13 January to discuss the launch of SWLEP’s Industrial Strategy. The launch of the Strategy has been delayed due to the general election, Brexit and likely cabinet reshuffle. The launch is now expected in early spring and will … »

Town Team Update July 2019

The Swindon and Wiltshire Rail Strategy Report was considered by the SWLEP on 24 July 2019. The Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Board: APPROVED the rail strategy to be used to guide future SWLEP investments and as an input to the SWLEP Local Industrial Strategy Full minutes of the SWLEP meeting are available: here

Town Team Update January 2019

Members of the Corsham Railway Station Town Team had a very positive and constructive meeting with Wiltshire Council on 2 October 2018. Some of the points covered included: • Corsham Station is in the Core Strategy so it is Wiltshire Council policy. This does not cover delivery; • The Wiltshire Rail Strategy and study is … »

Town Team Update

At the Annual Meeting of the Town Team, Peter Pearson was re-elected as Chairman for the forthcoming year. Town Councillor Ray Le-Var was elected as Vice-Chairman. The Town Team are working towards a business case for a new station at Corsham. It is also hoped to meet with key stakeholders over the next few months.

Update to Corsham Area Board – May 18th, 2016

An update on all of the work currently underway towards a new Corsham Railway Station, was presented to Wiltshire Council’s Corsham Area Board on May 18th, 2016 by Peter Pearson, Vice-Chair of Corsham’s Town Council and Chair of the ‘Town Team’ who are leading the work.        

Corsham railway station: A brief history

The original Corsham railway station, which opened in June 1841, served the town of Corsham via the Great Western Railway main line from London to Bristol. The station was situated in a cutting to the south of the town, with the main station building at the top of the cutting on the town side. It … »

Social media support exceeds all expectations!

Since launching the new Corsham Railway Station campaign website and accompanying social media profiles, we have received an outpouring of support from the local community. We have highlighted some of our favourites below: “The opening of Corsham train station can only bring an improvement to the residents of the area and ease the congestion on … »