Halloween Crafting 2013

We are pleased to announce that our popular Ghost Train makes a ghoulish return to our little line on Friday October 28th 2016. So grab your broomstick, witches hats, vampire teeth, and all of your scary costumes and come and join us.

There will be a balloon modeller and face painter on board the train, with free goody bags for all children who come in their scariest costumes. Refreshments will also be available, but if you want something more substantial then join us for crafts, drinks, and cake at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre (advanced booking for Ridgmont is required).

The cost is the usual standard rail fares, with GroupSave offering discounted travel for groups of 3-9 adults, and Bedfordshire Concessionary Pass Holders travelling half price. Just ask the guard on the train or staff at the Bedford and Bletchley ticket offices for more on these discounts. The crafts, drinks, and cake at Ridgmont will also cost an extra £2.50.

The Ghost Trains are the following services. All services call at all stations on the line.

  • 12:01 from Bletchley
  • 12:55 from Bedford (leaves Bedford St Johns at 12:58)
  • 14:01 from Bletchley
  • 14:55 from Bedford (leaves Bedford St Johns at 14:58

All the info, including contact details for question, can be found on our leaflet.

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2 Responses to The Ghost Train Returns on 28th October 2016

  1. A Dexter says:

    And I can tell you that the 14.01 from Bletchley arrived at Aspley Guise station at 15.45. There was a succession of unhappy children waiting here for this train, all of whom were taken home again by irritated parents.

    Everyone understood that trains do sometimes break down. What we did not understand was why it was so difficult to keep us informed. The “help” phone on the platform proved useless. The call centre staff repeatedly gave incorrect information and the electronic board told us that trains would be replaced by public transport with one carriage. Horse drawn?

    Eventually, one of us complained on ‘twitter’ and we at last ascertained that a train was on its way. By then, however, all the little witches and ghouls had been taken home. It was not easy for parents to keep small, excited children safe and entertained on a platform for nearly two hours.

    My own travel was unconnected with the ghostly activities (a delightful idea, by the way) but my two hour wait on the platform was definitely the stuff of nightmares. More so for the young lady who had been waiting for three hours.

    What a shame that your lovely event was made so disappointing for so many people.

    All we needed was some sensible information.

  2. margaret morris says:

    what a disaster,about 15 children waiting at Woburn sands station for the ghost train which did not turn up.the train came on the opposite side of station did not ask us to get on.