Marston Vale Line CRP

Explore this beautiful, rural railway​

Discover idyllic village life, countryside views and local history along the Marston Vale Line. Explore at your leisure, take a riverside walk or stop off for an afternoon tea at one of the many places along the route.

Catch the train to Bedford with EMR. We run regular intercity services from London St Pancras, Luton, Leicester and beyond.

Journey information

Stretching 17 miles, The Marston Vale Line runs hourly from Bedford to Bletchley, with a total journey time of 44 minutes.

It's open Monday to Saturday all year.

Top three must-sees

Bletchley Park

Discover the fascinating home of WWII’s codebreakers.​

Bedford Park

The well-maintained bandstand is a particular highlight.​

Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre

A truly hidden gem, whose building has won awards for its restoration. ​

Get involved

The Community Rail Partnership (CRP) brings together the local community, businesses, local government and the railway. It's aim is to promote and develop the line, encouraging people to use and become involved in their local railway. There are volunteering opportunities at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre, and through station adoption groups along the line, making improvements through planting, murals and regular checks. Find out more

Travel on the Marston Vale Line

Take the train to Bedford with EMR for connections to Bletchley and other stations along the route. Buy tickets online, or from the station. Bedford and Bletchley have the only staffed ticket offices on the Marston Vale Line.

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