Wootton Bassett Station

Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Wiltshire Council

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Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Dear Wiltshire Council,

According to Rail Magazine issue 664, Wiltshire Council and Wessex Chamber of Commerce jointly commissioned Network Rail to evaluate construction of a new station at Royal Wootton Bassett, west of Swindon, to serve the Interface Business Park.

The rationale behind this being to potentially construct a new station on the site of the one demolished following the closure of the line to passengers in 1965.

Please provide the outcome of this evaluation or direct me to where it was published.

Yours faithfully,

Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

FOI, Wiltshire Council

Dear Mr Ponsonby-Talbot,

Thank you for your request for information dated 22 August 2019.

Your request is being handled under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined within the legislation which means you will hear from us on or before 20 September 2019.

Kind regards,

Kyle McCormack
Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Bythesea Road
Trowbridge | BA14 8JN

Email: [email address] | Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk

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FOI, Wiltshire Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Freedom of Information Request – ENQ11708-REQ001

Thank you for your request for information dated 22 Aug 2019 in which you asked for the following information:

According to Rail Magazine issue 664, Wiltshire Council and Wessex Chamber of Commerce jointly commissioned Network Rail to evaluate construction of a new station at Royal Wootton Bassett, west of Swindon, to serve the Interface Business Park.

The rationale behind this being to potentially construct a new station on the site of the one demolished following the closure of the line to passengers in 1965.

Please provide the outcome of this evaluation or direct me to where it was published.
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('the Act') The Council is obliged to:

• Let you know whether we hold the information you have requested
• Provide you with the requested information, if held, (subject to any exemptions under the Act which may apply).

I can confirm that Wiltshire Council holds the information you have requested. The information you requested is as follows; and is attached to the email.

RAIL magazine issue 664 was dated Feb/March 2011. A Timetable Study was commissioned around January 2011, looking at services between Salisbury and Swindon. This was commissioned by Wessex Chambers of Commerce with a funding contribution from Wiltshire Council.

I have attached a copy of the final report. However please note:-
a) The report was commissioned by Wessex Chambers of Commerce (albeit with a WC funding contribution).
b) The report has been overtaken by subsequent work, including the introduction of a Westbury-Swindon train service and more recent timetable studies.
c) Other reports on Royal Wootton Bassett station proposals have been commissioned by Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council and (as a minor part of a county-wide report) by Swindon and Wiltshire LEP.
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Yours sincerely

Miss Sukhvir Kaur
Information Governance Officer
Email: [email address]

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Dear Mr Ponsonby-Talbot,

Thank you for your request for information dated 22 August 2019.

Your request is being handled under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined within the legislation which means you will hear from us on or before 20 September 2019.

Kind regards,

Kyle McCormack
Information Governance Officer

Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Bythesea Road Trowbridge | BA14 8JN

Email: [email address] | Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk

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