The Marston Vale Line offers an hourly train service through the beautiful Marston Vale countryside between Bedford and Bletchley.

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Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership

Young Passenger at Woburn Sands

Welcome to website of the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership, the home of the Marston Vale Line on the web!

The Marston Vale railway is a small rural railway running through the heart of the beautiful Marston Vale countryside between Bedford in Bedfordshire, and Bletchley in Buckinghamshire. As well as being the main public transport link in the area, the hourly train service provides access to jobs, schools, and leisure facilities in the Marston Vale. It also on the Western Section of the East West Rail project, that by 2017 will see passenger trains running from Bedford to Oxford.

On this website, you can find out about the rail service, buy tickets, and find out what to do in the countryside and in the town, among other things. You can also discover a little about the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership (that’s us), and our hard-working Station Adoption Groups. We hope you have a pleasant visit, and look forward to seeing you on board soon!

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Discover the Marston Vale Line!

Passenger Boarding at LidlingtonOur little line offers some great opportunities not only for you to get around day-to-day, but to take in some wonderful countryside, leisure activities, and sample a bit of the local history as well.

In Bedford you can take a walk along the River Great Ouse or discover the wide variety of shops. There are some great Museums, such as the John Bunyan Museum, and the new Higgins Art Gallery and Museum.

Millbrook is a brilliant place to get off and explore the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park. It’s a pleasant walk or cycle ride on surfaced paths to the Forest Centre.

At Aspley Guise you can get off and explore the HULA Animal Rescue Centre. As well as refreshments and their popular events, there are a number of animals like cats, dogs, pigs, cows, and sheep that all need a good home.

Fenny Stratford is ideal for Grand Union Canal, with Fenny Lock being just a short walk away. Sports fans may also want to visit the home of our resident football team, Milton Keynes Dons.

Bletchley, meanwhile, is home to our most famous historical attraction, Bletchley Park. Just a short walk from the station, the famous World War II Codebreaking Centre is a fantastic day out.

You can find out more about all our Days Out in the originally-titled Days Out section of our website. There are also some special offers that are exclusive for Marston Vale Line passengers.

This project has been funded by the Designated Community Rail Development Fund – a partnership of Department for Transport, Network Rail and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP).

Route of the Martston Vale Line