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 400 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 Railway. London Northwestern plan to name our new trains -  find out more here.

Visit the Heritage Centre and Ridgmont Tea Room, both on the Marston Vale Line.

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The Marston Vale Line
Officers of BBRUA regularly meet with managers responsible for the rail service with representatives from Network Rail and from the newly formed Community Rail Partnership for the Marston Vale Line.

Regulatory bodies such as Passenger Focus and the Department for Transport are supplied with copies of the associationís newsletters. 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 school, shopping, work 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.  

There is a strong possibility that services will be extended from Bletchley to/from Milton Keynes Central at the earliest opportunity, after essential track replacement work has been carried out at Bletchley, and support for re-opening through to Oxford gathers momentum


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