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Bedford St Johns railway station

Bedford St Johns railway station is one of the two railway stations that serve the town of Bedford in Bedfordshire. It is located on the Marston Vale line from Bletchley to Bedford (Midland).

Services

The station is served by London Midland local services from Bletchley to Bedford. Services are operated using Class 150/1 diesel multiple units.

Monday to Saturdays, there is generally an hourly service to Bletchley (westbound) and to Bedford Midland (eastbound) with no Sunday service.

Community Rail Partnership

Bedford St Johns, in common with other stations on the Marston Vale line, is covered by the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership The Partnership aims to increase use of the line by getting local people involved with their local line.

Bedford St Johns (old station)

The current railway station consists of a single platform with a shelter. The current station site is relatively new - formerly, up until 1984, the station was situated further to the east and was a terminus for the line from Bletchley. The decision was then taken to demolish that dilapidated structure and rebuild a basic station on the curve that linked the Marston Vale line to the Midland station, thereby making a connection between the two lines at Bedford, which had been lost since the Varsity Line lost its through trains in the 1960s. The connection between the Marston Vale and Bedford Midland station runs over the route of the former Hitchin branch, which until its closure in the 1960s crossed the Varsity line by means of a flat crossing.

See also

Bedford's main railway station, which has First Capital Connect services to London and Brighton and East Midlands Trains services to London and the north is Bedford railway station. It was originally known as "Bedford Midland".

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