The Marston Vale Line runs between Bletchley and Bedford in eastern England. It was formerly part of the ‘Varsity Line’ between Oxford and Cambridge.
||About 43 minutes — one way
||Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership (CRP)
The Marston Vale Route route serves the following 12 stations:
- Bedford St Johns
- Kempston Hardwick
- Aspley Guise
- Woburn Sands
- Bow Brickhill
- Fenny Stratford
The Marston Vale Line was designated as a community rail service by the Strategic Rail Authority in November 2006. The designation covers the passenger services between Bletchley and Bedford. Apart from Bedford and Bletchley, all stations on the route have designated status.
Network Rail strategic route plan
The Marston Vale Line has been identified as a rural route within Network Rail’s west coast mainline (K) strategic route plan.
The Marston Vale CRP was formed in February 2007 to support the line. Prior to this the Marston Vale Railway Development Group encouraged local communities to become involved in their local railway.
The Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users’ Association (BBRUA) is a voluntary group formed in 1980 to help promote and help secure a future for this rail service.