The rules around the accessibility of trains to disabled people change as of the start of 2020. By this time, the entire UK rail fleet must be accessible, as set out in the Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Non Interoperable Rail System) Regulations 2010 and the technical specification for interoperability in respect of persons with reduced mobility.… Read More We ain’t got no trains – the Midland Main Line rolling stock fiasco
On the 14th and 15th of July there will be more trains to and from Bedford than usual. This is because it is the weekend of the Bedford River Festival, held every other year. The regular service on the Marston Vale line is being expanded, as it has been on the River Festival weekend for… Read More The Bedford River Festival and Marston Vale Line
The plan is for this blog to feature articles on various historical aspects of the railways in Bedford. What I hadn’t intended to do was a simple ‘history of the railways in Bedford’ – but realistically, some future articles will be a bit difficult to write without some reference material for the basics. So here’s… Read More How the railways came to Bedford
If you’re a Bedford resident and come to this blog to know more about the situation on the rails, you don’t need to bother with this post. But if you’re interested in the railway aspect and don’t necessarily know much about the town, here you go! The settlement at Bedford pre-dates the Norman conquest, and… Read More A bit more about Bedford
If you were standing in the centre of Bedford a century ago, you would have been able to walk to either of two railway stations, and from one or the other catch a direct train to any of the following destinations, and stops in-between: Sheffield and the East Midlands to the north Cambridge to the… Read More Welcome to Bedford Rail!