New Railway Station For Devizes
The town of Devizes (pop. 11,296 - 2001 census) has lacked a railway station since the 1960s when Dr. Beeching closed the former station on the GWR line. With a growth in the number of people living in the town and surrounding area, and with it the growth in the number of cars and associated pollution, the reintroduction of a railway station to serve the town would offer an alternative to traffic congestion in the town and could see direct links with London and the South West (Exeter, Plymouth & Cornwall). A new 'parkway' type station could easily be built under the A342 road to Andover, which would be far enough away from Pewsey and Westbury stations and not interfere too much with scheduled railway traffic. We are told we must go green - Devizes Parkway would be a green solution and would benefit the town's economy in the long run.