I’m pleased to inform you that the Santa Special will be running again on Saturday 16th December. My apologies for the delay in writing to you with details, unfortunately we have been short-staffed and busy with the rail franchise change.
Santa will be in residence in his grotto on the following trains:
•        10:5512:552:55 from Bedford
•        10:0112:012:01 from Bletchley
The Santa Special calls at all stations between Bedford and Bletchley. Please visit www.facebook.com/marstonvalecrp for details. The event flyer is attached.
Santa Special services will be specially decorated for the occasion and Santa will be on board taking Christmas requests from children and distributing gifts. A face painter and balloon modeller will also be on board and seasonal refreshments will be on sale.
There is no additional charge to see Santa or for any of the on-train activities. 
Donations are welcome for Ampthill & District Rotary Club’s nominated charity, The Jigsaw Club – a group supporting isolated people in Ampthill and the surrounding area. Please put your donation in the bucket outside the grotto.  
Normal train fares apply. Rail tickets are valid on any Marston Vale Line service during the day. 
Rail tickets can be purchased in advance from any manned railway station or via http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/. Rail tickets can also be purchased on the day from the conductor on the train, but please buy in advance if you can!
A day out on the Marston Vale Line is great value – just ask for the GroupSave ticket through which 3 to 9 adults travel for a third off. Seehttps://www.londonmidland.com/tickets/ways-to-save/group-tickets
Bedfordshire Concessionary Travel Pass Holders travel for half price!
Please note the Santa Special takes place on the normal scheduled Marston Vale Line service. Unfortunately it is not possible to reserve a seat.
Please avoid bringing non-folding buggies as space is very limited.
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