Full Train Service Resumes on the Marston Vale Line

May 2022

A full Marston Vale Line timetable has resumed today (Monday 16th May) – an hourly service Monday – Saturday running between 05:16 & 21:32 from Bletchley and 06:10 & 22:28 from Bedford (06:04 & 22:19 on Saturdays). 17 trains will now run daily in each direction.

The Rail Replacement Bus service will be withdrawn. Rail Replacement Buses will continue to cover any cancelled train services.

Rail tickets can be purchased from the conductor on the train by cash or card. Tickets can also be purchased from the Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) at each station (card only). Tickets purchased online can be collected at any TVM.

Bedfordshire Bus Pass Holders travel for half price after 10:00 on weekdays and all day on Saturday & Bank Holidays. Groups of 3 – 9 adults travel for a third off with GroupSave.

The timetable can be downloaded from www.marstonvalecommunityrail.org.uk or pick up a copy from your local library.

Stephen Sleight, Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership Officer, said,

“I am delighted a full service is being restored to the Marston Vale Line next week. Our Line provides a vital link for the communities along it in accessing work, education & retail. It offers a wide range of opportunities for great days out too including Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre, the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park and Bletchley Park”.

For further information please contact Stephen Sleight, Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership, c/o Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity on 01234 832645, e-mail stephens@bedsrcc.org.uk.

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