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.

Marston Vale Line: Disruption continues on Tuesday

Passengers using the Marston Vale Line are being warned to expect continued disruption to journeys on Tuesday (Mar 3) while Network Rail engineers examine level crossing malfunctions.

Following a series of faults at crossings between Ridgmont and Bedford, part of the line has remained closed to trains since last Thursday.

Replacement buses will again be in operation on Tuesday. It is expected trains will be able to run between Bletchley and Stewartby, with buses in operation between Stewartby and Bedford.

Delays on Marston Vale Line as level crossing malfunctions

Passengers using the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley are being advised to leave extra time for their journeys on Friday (Feb 28) while engineers repair a faulty level crossing.

A shuttle train service will be in operation between Bletchley and Ridgmont but rail replacement buses will serve stations between Bedford and Ridgmont while Network Rail engineers fix the issue.

London Northwestern Railway invites customers to help improve services

London Northwestern Railway passengers are being offered the chance to have their say on their train service by joining a series of dedicated online Customer Panels.

The establishment of the panel comes shortly after the operator unveiled its improvement plan – Putting Things Right – to get its service back on track after a period of poor performance in the second half of 2019.

The company is asking for passengers to share their views to help build on recent performance improvements.

Millbrook News and information

Millbrook is a small village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. It has a population of around 150. It has a railway station (two miles away), on the Marston Vale Line.

Millbrook is also home to the Millbrook Proving Ground.

Millbrook 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

Houghton Close Surgery
1 Houghton Close
Ampthill
Bedfordshire
MK45 2TG

Telephone: 01525 300898

Dr ROWE & partners
Greensand Surgery
The Health Centre
Oliver Street
Ampthill
Bedfordshire
MK45 2SB

Telephone: 01525 631390

The Oliver Street Surgery
The Health Centre
57 Oliver Street
Ampthill
Bedfordshire
MK45 2SB

Telephone: 01525 631395

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

Kings Dental
70 Ampthill Road
Flitwick
Bedfordshire
MK45 1AY

Telephone: 01525 719844

Nearest Pharmacy 

W Cheeseman & Son Ltd
3-5 Church Street
Ampthill
Bedford
MK45 2PJ

Telephone: 01525 402173

Mclaren Pharmacy
67 Bedford Road
Marston Moretaine
Bedford
MK43 0LA

Telephone: 01234 764222