Bedford Rail

You may have noticed that this blog hasn’t had regular updates since June last year. There have been multiple reasons for this: I wanted to take a break after the EWR consultation closed, as I had produced a lot of material in a short space of time; I was no longer using the railways around… Read More Bedford Rail

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East West Rail 2021 consultation: the Marston Vale line

Introduction This article looks at the extensive proposals to upgrade [EDIT] one of only two parts [/EDIT] of the Oxford to Cambridge route that is currently both in existence and open(ish) to traffic: the Marston Vale line, between Bedford and Bletchley. [The other being between Oxford and Bicester.] As it looks at a whole line,… Read More East West Rail 2021 consultation: the Marston Vale line

East West Rail 2021 consultation: Bedford St Johns station

The East West Rail consultation proposes a major revival for the second of Bedford’s railway stations, Bedford St Johns. However, there are options for what form it will take. The available options are shaped by the available spaces for new infrastructure, which in turn are dictated by the history of Bedford’s railways in that part… Read More East West Rail 2021 consultation: Bedford St Johns station