Changes to Marston Vale Line rail services due to train crew availability

The train operator says the changes are necessary due COVID-19 and the ongoing impact of ‘Test and Trace’ notifications causing trains to be cancelled at short notice.

The changes affect services between Northampton and London, and on the Abbey and Marston Vale lines

London Northwestern Railway: “Wear a face covering out of respect for others”

London Northwestern Railway is asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings, unless exempt, from Monday (19 July) as COVID restrictions are eased.

The train company is also warning rail users to expect more short-notice cancellations as increasing numbers of staff are getting ‘pinged’ by the Test and Trace app.

Eighteen years of changes to Marston Vale (2002 to 2020)

Using Google Earth it is easy to see how parts of Marston Vale have changed between 2002 and 2020.

London Northwestern Railway confirms return of train services to Marston Vale Line

London Northwestern Railway has today (6 April 2021) confirmed the return of train services to the Marston Vale Line from next week as national lockdown measures ease further.

East West Rail launches new consultation for local rail links

The East West Railway Company (EWR Co) is encouraging people from towns and villages between Oxford, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge to take part in the next phase of public consultation.

It said the comments and ideas received will feed into the design, construction and operation of this rail scheme. Adding that it could provide people from communities across the area with new connections to family, friends, jobs, education and leisure activities

Hundreds of Community Rail volunteers poised to play a key role in Midlands and East of England’s recovery

Members of a grassroots rail movement – including the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership – have continued to strive for communities in the Midlands and East of England towards a greener transport future, despite the pandemic.

Figures from Community Rail Network’s Community Rail in the Midlands and East briefing, sponsored by Rail Delivery Group, highlight that more than 8,000 volunteers give 37,000 hours annually to improve social inclusion and wellbeing, promote sustainable and healthy travel, and support economic development and tourism in their local area, valued at £3.1 million.

Marston Vale new villages development brief consultation extension

The consultation deadline for the Marston Vale New Villages Development Brief has been extended until 31 March 2021 by O&H Land.

Since the consultation was launched on 24 February, more than 800 people have viewed the consultation materials at the Marston Valley website, including the Development Brief which sets out the vision for the development.

Teenagers’ video calls for Marston Valley trees and not new homes

Kendra and Django Turner, both from Lidlington, Bedfordshire are so appalled with the plans to build 5000 new homes on their doorstep that they have released a video calling for a Sir Tom Moore Country Park of 5,000 trees instead of the new villages.

Marston Valley is a proposal to build 5,000 homes in a series of new villages on land between Brogborough, Lidlington and Marston Moretaine, in Bedfordshire.

Consultation on Marston Vale new villages development brief

Residents and businesses in Marston Vale are encouraged to give their views on long-term development in the area by taking part in another major consultation.

O&H Land is running the consultation to get views on the Development Brief for the Marston Vale New Villages. (Marston Valley).

Lidlington News and information

Lidlington is a small village and parish in Bedfordshire, England. The hamlets of Boughton End and Thrupp End are also part of the parish.

It is thought that the Greensand Ridge was the model for the “Delectable Mountains” in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Lidlington Hill may also be Bunyan’s “Hill of Difficulty”. Each year there is a race up and down the hill.

Lidlington is in Central Bedfordshire Council’s Cranfield and Marston Moretaine Ward.

 

MP: Ms.Nadine Dorries MP

Ward Councillors: Cllrs Mrs Sue Clark, Ken Matthews and Robert Morris

Nearest Doctors’ Surgery

Marston Surgery – Cranfield and Marston Surgery
59 Bedford Road
Marston Moretaine
Bedford
MK43 0LA

Telephone: 01234 766551

 

Nearest Dentist

Saxby Dental Surgery
Wilmington Lodge
19 Dunstable Street
Ampthill
MK45 2NJ

Telephone: 01525 403205

Nearest Pharmacy

Mclaren Pharmacy
67 Bedford Road
Marston Moretaine
Bedford
MK43 0LA

Telephone: 01234 764222

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