Category: Stewartby

Marston Vale Line passengers offered chance to quiz London Northwestern Railway bosses

Passengers who use London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services on the Marston Vale Line are being offered the chance to have their questions answered as part of a new online Q&A.

This is part of LNR’s commitment to keep its customers informed. Previously, it has held regular face-to-face sessions for passengers at stations across the network as part of its popular ‘Whistle Stop Tour’.

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Police community message for Kempston Hardwick and Stewartby

I’m PC Kerry Jones and I work alongside PC Amanda Harvey and PCSO James Dancer as the local community officers for Kempston Hardwick and Stewartby, amongst other areas.

As 2021 begins, we are still very much living in the midst of a global pandemic, with the news constantly changing as the government announces new restrictions for different areas across the country.

Because of this, we have had to adapt the way we police your villages, but we have continued to engage and listen to our communities in the best way we can, so we can understand your concerns, which helps us decide what we need to focus on.

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Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick police update

PCSO James Dancer, who is one of the local community officers for Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick, has given an update to residents.

As well as COVID advice, PCSO Dancer talked about planned days of action based around speeding vehicles in Stewartby and antisocial behaviour in Kempston Hardwick.

Residents are urged to always report incidents to help create an intelligence picture of any issues.

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Bedford Borough Council proposes to reduce speed limits on C94 (old A421)

Bedford Borough Council has said that the ongoing major development works at Green Lane, Stewartby means an increase in the numbers of larger and slower moving vehicles trying to navigate the junction of Green Lane, Stewartby, and the C94, Wootton.

The C94 at Wootton and Marston Moretaine is currently a 60mph road. The Council’s Public Notice said that it is felt that 60mph is no longer an appropriate speed in this area due to the increased traffic.

The Council is proposing to reduce some speed limits in the area from 60mph to 50mph to help provide a safer road network for all highway users.

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New Your Co-op food store opens in Stewartby

A new Your Co-op Food store opened its doors in Stewartby yesterday (Thursday, 17th September), following a £500,000 investment from The Midcounties Co-operative.

The 3,000 sq. ft store is located on Clay Avenue and will have a full food-to-go offering, National Lottery and PayPoint terminals, and a Costa Coffee machine.

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Train services to resume on Marston Vale Line

Rail services will resume on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley from next month, operator London Northwestern Railway (LNR) has announced today (29 July 2020).

The operator took the decision to suspend services at the end of March due to the impact of coronavirus on train crew availability, low passenger numbers and reliability issues with level crossings on the route. Rail replacement buses have been running since.

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​London Northwestern Railway: Only use the train for essential journeys

London Northwestern Railway is urging passengers to only use the train for essential journeys. This comes ahead of a new timetable coming into effect on 18 May 2020. The timetable includes an hourly rail replacement bus on Marston Vale Line.

Due to social distancing advice train capacity will remain limited. The operator is asking its customers to only travel by train if they have no other option.

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