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STATIONS ON THE LINE

Bedford Midland

Main line rail connections south to Luton, St Albans, London, Gatwick Airport and Brighton.  Connections north to Wellingborough, Kettering, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield.  

Walk straight ahread when leaving the station and cross Ashburnham Road and follow signs to Bus Station and town centre, library, tourist office, etc.

For more information on the locality see Bedford.

Bedford, St Johns

Turn right at the top of the steps for Bedford South Wing Hospital and Ampthill Road shops, post office, etc. Turn left at the top of the steps and walk down the bridge for the Business Park and the River Great Ouse.

Leave the station by the footpath towards County Hall and turn right into Melbourne Street for Kids' World, children's activity centre - tel 01234 326309 for more details.

St John's Station, Bedford


The biggest success (to date) for BBRUA was the opening of the 'new' St John's Station, Bedford in May 1984

Marston Vale Line at Kempston


The Marston Vale line passes the outskirts of Kempston

Kempston Hardwick

Turn right when leaving the station and walk along Manor Road.  The Chimney Corner public house is at the junction of Manor Road and the main road from Bedford to Ampthill.  Sign-posted footpaths provide pleasant walks towards Stewartby.

 

Stewartby

For details of a walk to Millbrook via Stewartby click here. Follow sign-posted footpaths from the Station to the Millennium County Park.  Stewartby village is about 10 minutes walk from the station.  Turn left when leaving the station and continue past the entrance to the brickworks.

For more information on the area see Stewartby, The Forest Centre, Forest of Marston Vale and Marston Vale-iums

Wootton Broadmed Crossing

Wootton Broadmed crossing with Forder's Sidings, Stewartby in the background, May 1989

Marston Vale Line at Millbrook

Heading east from Millbrook December 2000

Millbrook

Follow sign-posted footpaths from the station to the Millennium Country Park.  Station Road leads to the village of Marston Moretaine.

For details of a walk to Millbrook via Stewartby click here.

 

Lidlington

For shops, post office and church, turn left into Church Street.  For The Green Man public house, tel 01525 402869, turn right from Church Street into High Street.  The pub is a short distance past the Village Hall.  

The 'Greensand Ridge Walk' is close by and covers abotu 40 miles from Gamlingay to Leighton Buzzard.  Walk along the High Street (up hill) for about 1 km where the route crosses the road - left for Ampthill and right for Woburn.

For more information on Lidlington click here and The Greensand Ridge Walk click here

Lidlington Station,  2006


Ridgmont Station, 2004


Ridgmont



Here you will find the Heritage Centre and the Ridgmont Tea Room.

For a circular walk via the old tramway, click here.

The Marson Gate Business Park is a few yards to the north of the station.

Aspley Guise

Turn left when leaving the station.  Walk along Salford Road, past the village church for shops, post office and walks in Aspley Woods via Spinney Lane.

The Anchor public house is in Salford Road, tel 01908 582177.

For more information on Aspley Guise and surrounding area click here.

Approaching Aspley Guise

Approaching Aspley Guise, 1994

Woburn Sands Station and Crossing

Woburn Sands Station and crossing, 1989

Woburn Sands

The Station Hotel, tel 01908 582495, has a range of railway memorabilia in the main bar. For garden centres turn left when leaving the station.  Frosts Garden Centre is on the left and Wyevale Garden Center about 0.5 miles from the station, on the right.

Turn right outside the station and proceed along Station Road to the High Street for shops, restaurants, post office etc.  There is a regular bus service from Station Road to the centre of Milton Keynes.  Ring Travel Line on 08457 382000 for details or  click here. 

For more information on Woburn Sands click here.

Bow Brickhill

For a circular walk via the village church click here.  From platform 1 turn right into Station Road for The Wheatsheaf public house, tel 01908 370947.

For more information on Bow Brickhill click here.

Fenny Stratford

For a circular walk via the Grand Union Canal and Caldecotte Lake, click here.  For shops leave the station via the Watling Street entrance.

Bow Brickhill Station- date unknown

Bletchley

Main line rail connections north to Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby and Birmingham, and south for Watford and London Euston.

For Bus Station, Leisure Centre and shopping centre, turn left outside the station and left again at the bottom of the steps.

For Bletchley Park, home of the world's first programmable electronic computer, cross Sherwood Drive, turn right and walk until traffic lights. Entrance is on the left - approximately 1/4 mile.  For further information on Bletchley click here and for Bletchley Park tel 01908 640640 or click here.  

 


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