Bedford St Johns
is the smaller of two railway stations
that serve the town of Bedford
. It is located on the Marston Vale line
to Bedford Midland
The station is unstaffed, and operated by London Midland
St Johns was Bedford's first station and handled traffic on the Oxford to Cambridge line
. Its role diminished following the closure of that line east of the station in 1968, leaving it with a truncated route to Bletchley. The station was moved from its original site in 1984, and is now just a blue-framed shelter on a bare single platform. However, proposals to reopen the Varsity Line may yet see St Johns rebuilt on its original site.
The station is served by London Midland
local services from Bletchley to Bedford. Services are operated using Class 150/1 diesel multiple units
Monday to Saturdays, there is generally an hourly service to Bletchley (westbound) and to Bedford Midland (eastbound) with no Sunday service. The current railway station consists of a single platform with a shelter.
Community Rail Partnership
Bedford St Johns, in common with other stations on the Marston Vale line, is covered by the Marston Vale Community Rail
Partnership . The Partnership aims to increase use of the line by getting local people involved with their local line.
Bedford St Johns was opened in November 1846 by the Bedford Railway as the eastern terminus of their line from Bletchley; it was the first line to reach the... Read More