Play Areas in Bedford Borough to remain closed

With ongoing concerns about the high infection rate in Bedford Borough, Bedford Borough Council has decided that children’s play areas will not be opening on Saturday 4 July.

Marston Vale Line replacement bus service update

A full rail replacement bus service started on the Marston Vale Line today (Monday 18 May 2020). This includes all stations and the limited stop services.
The limited stop service calls at Bedford, Bedford St Johns, Stewartby, Lidlington, Ridgmont, Woburn Sands, Bow Brickhill & Bletchley.

​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.

Marston Vale Line suspended until further notice

Services on the Marston Vale Line have been suspended until further notice as part of the Rail Industry’s Coronavirus Resilience Plan.

Coronavirus: London Northwestern Railway season ticket refunds

London Northwestern Railway is encouraging customers unable to travel due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions to claim their season ticket refunds online.

COVID-19: Marston Vale line service to be suspended from next week

London Northwestern Railway will begin running to a new timetable from next week. This is part of the rail industry’s commitment to operate regular train services during the coronavirus outbreak.

With passenger numbers continuing to fall and increased numbers of rail staff self-isolating, the operator has announced further changes will come into effect on Monday 6 April.

The latest timetable has been designed to keep as many services running as possible if part of the network has to close due to the increased impact of COVID-19.

No train service on Marston Vale branch line today

London Northwestern Railway passengers are advised that rail replacement bus services will be in operation on the Abbey and Marston Vale branch lines today (Friday 20 March 2020) due to a shortage of available train crew.

Marston Vale Line: Service restored between Bedford and Bletchley but disruption continues

Passengers using the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley are being advised to check their journeys as a temporary timetable is now in operation while Network Rail continues to investigate faulty level crossings on the route.

Under the temporary timetable, which is in place until Saturday 21 March, trains are able to run the full length of the line between Bedford and Bletchley. However, while investigations are completed services will not call at Millbrook or Lidlington, with a replacement bus service in operation at these stations.

Kempston Hardwick News and information

Kempston Hardwick is a small village near Bedford, England. It has a railway station on the Marston Vale Line. An article in the Guardian in 2003 said that this was one of the least used stations in England.

Modern boundary changes made Kempston Hardwick part of the parish of Stewartby.

Kempston Hardwick is in Bedford Borough Council’s Elstow and Stewartby Ward.

MP: Nadine Dorries MP

Ward Councillor: Cllr Tim Hill

Nearest Doctors’ Surgery

Wootton Vale Healthy Living Centre
Fields Road
Wootton
Bedfordshire
MK43 9JJ

Telephone: 01234 762500

St John’s Street Surgery
16 St.John’s Street
Kempston
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 8EP

Telephone: 01234 851323

Nearest Dentist

Kempston Dental Practice
212 Bedford Road
Kempston
Bedford
MK42 8BL

Telephone: 01234 851192

UHP Dentalcare
176 Bedford Road
Kempston
Bedford
Beds
MK42 8BL

Telephone: 01234 405050

Nearest Pharmacy

Boots
Interchange Retail Park
Race Meadows Way
Kempston
Bedfordshire
MK42 7AZ

Telephone: 01234 210803

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Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm