The Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users' Association
"Supporting rail in the Marston Vale"

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Bedford - 7 minutes - Bedford St John - 5 minutes - Kempston Hardwick - 4 minutes - Stewartby - 3 minutes - Millbrook - 3 minutes - Lidlington - 4 minutes - Ridgmont - 4 minutes -  Aspley Guise - 2 minutes - Woburn Sands - 4 minutes - Bow Brickhill - 4 minutes - Fenny Stratford - 2 minutes - Bletchley

The Bedford to Bletchley Rail Usersí Association (BBRUA) is a voluntary group formed in 1980 to help promote and thus help secure a future for this often-threatened rail service through the Marston Vale.  

The association has approximately 300 members including a number of corporate members such as schools, councils and local organizations.  Find us on Facebook

Train services on what is now known as the Marston Vale Line (originally part of the Oxford to Cambridge route) are currently operated by West Midlands Trains, operating as London Northwestern. The first class 230 D-Train purchased by West Midlands Trains (WMT) for London Northwestern Railwayís (LNR) service on the Marston Vale Line began passenger operations on April 23 2019. Read more about these trains.

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BBRUA regularly meet with managers responsible for the rail service with representatives from Network  Rail and local authorities. We work closely with the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership. TheirFacebook page can be found here 

BBRUA is a corporate member of Railfuture(formerly The Railway Development Society).  

As well as campaigning for reliable train services for the regular passengers using the trains for work, school, shopping, etc the association views the rail service as having increasing potential for leisure travel, particularly with the growth of the Marston Vale Community Forest close to Millbrook and Stewartby stations, the Higgins and Bunyan Museums in Bedford and Bletchley Park..

At the moment we expect additional services will come to the the line in 2023/2024, running from Bedford to Oxford and calling at Ridgmont and Woburn Sands. BBRUA continues to campaign for through running of trains to Milton Keynes Central but this is proving difficult to achieve with the current structure of the railway.


Web site maintained by BBRUA.  Last updated 07/02/20 . Although every effort is made to keep the information on this web site up to date,
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