Hopes Marston Vale Line service will resume next month

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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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