Hopes Marston Vale Line service will resume next month

Marston Vale Line

The Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership say the Marston Vale Line service between Bedford and Bletchley should resume next month.

Meanwhile, they have a replacement bus service in place making limited stops at Bedford, Bedford St Johns, Stewartby, Lidlington, Ridgmont, Woburn Sands, Bow Brickhill and Bletchley.

A full timetable, with bus pick up points is available here.

The bus will also be running on Saturdays, but a timetable is yet to be published.

While staff will be on duty at Bedford’s Midland Road station and Bletchley, they have already issued advice to help passengers before they travel.

  • Non folding bicycles can be carried on the limited stop service
  • Vehicles on both services are accessible
  • Passengers are asked to buy tickets in advance where possible
  • Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the ticket vending vachines at all stations along the Line
  • Tickets can be purchased from the Ticket Vending Machines on the day of travel with a credit or debit card.
  • Please observe social distancing when travelling

London Northwestern Railway, who run the service, say they are committed to re-introducing train services as soon as possible.

They are also asking passengers to answer a few questions about the replacement bus service, so they can provide the right level of service to match demand.

The service was suspended due to a fault with the level crossings at Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick.

Network Rail say they have identified the cause of the problem and are making good progress in getting it fixed.

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