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 tea and cake 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 including Good Friday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Top three must-sees

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park home of the Code Breakers is on the doorstep of the station. 2 for 1 discount is available for rail passengers. Bletchley Park tickets are Annual Season Passes so you can return as many times as you like for a year after your first visit.

Bedford Cultural Quarter

Stroll along the Embankment and cruise the Great Ouse on the John Bunyan Boat. Discover parks, independent shops & cafes and explore the Higgins Bedford, John Bunyan & Panacea Museums – all free entry.

Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre

Just 20 minutes by train from either Bedford or Bletchley and with free entry. Explore the Museum, enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in the Tea Room (booking recommended – call 01525 287120) and buy a souvenir from the Gift Shop. Cyclists and walkers are welcome. There are a variety of circular and linear walks and cycle rides from the Heritage Centre. School and adult groups are welcome all year by prior arrangement.

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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