Rail

Devizes Gateway Station

In May 2020, Wiltshire Council, working with the Devizes Development Partnership (DDP), was successful in being awarded funding (up to £50,000) from the Department for Transport's (DfT's) Restoring Your Railway Ideas Fund to develop a Strategic Outline Case (SOC) for Devizes Gateway Station.

The SOC is the first stage in the DfT's business case process and sets out the case for change and the strategic fit (how the project would further local priorities and wider government ambitions). It also includes more limited information on the other four required elements of business cases: economic; financial; commercial; and management.

Following discussions with the DfT and a period of project mobilisation, the SOC was developed over 2021 and submitted to the DfT in early November 2021. In addition to the DfT grant, funding has been utilised from the Devizes Area Board, relevant S106 agreement(s) and Wiltshire Council.

The development of the SOC has involved close working with local partners including Danny Kruger MP, the DDP, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP), Great Western Railway and Network Rail to develop a strong and robust case.

If the SOC is approved by the DfT, the next stage will be the development of an Outline Business Case (OBC). The OBC identifies the preferred scheme option and includes a detailed business case where further consideration will be given to design, planning, access and consultation matters.

Devizes Gateway station bid on track as council updates on progress

Devizes Gateway Feasibility Study - Strategic Outline Case (gi.ui.mediatype.odt) [28MB] (opens new window)

Devizes Gateway Strategic Outline Case Support Letter (gi.ui.mediatype.odt) [432KB] (opens new window)

Corsham Station

The Council has recently been successful in its bid to the Department for Transport's (DfT's) Restoring Your Railway Ideas Fund process to develop a feasibility study (Strategic Outline Case) for Corsham Station. The SOC is the first stage in the DfT's business case process and sets out the case for change and the strategic fit (how the project would further local priorities and wider government ambitions). It also includes more limited information on the other four required elements of business cases: economic; financial; commercial; and management.

The bid was the joint effort of a number of local partners including local MP Michelle Donelan (with the support of six other MPs in the region), along with other stakeholders such as Corsham Town Council.

The SOC will be developed over the forthcoming months for submission to the DfT by September 2022.

Wiltshire Council bid for funding Corsham station on track to success

Restoring Your Railways Ideas Fund Application Form (gi.ui.mediatype.odt) [7MB] (opens new window)

Train Services

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Community Action

Community rail partnerships provide positive developments and bring together the railway and the local communities.

Wiltshire Council is associated with other local councils and bodies in support of several such partnerships, such as: