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.

Bench in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore unveiled at Millbrook Station

A special commemorative bench in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore was unveiled at Millbrook Station on the Marston Vale Line on Thursday 27 May 2021.

After unveiling the bench, Hannah Ingram-Moore said her late father would have been deeply honoured and that she can imagine giggling at the thought of having a bench in his name at the local station.

Commemorative bench in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore to be unveiled at Millbrook Station by Hannah Ingram-Moore

A special commemorative bench will be unveiled at Millbrook Station on the Marston Vale Line on Thursday 27 May 2021 at 12 noon.

Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership (CRP) commissioned Roll & Scroll Ltd. to design and manufacture the 6-foot bench

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 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’.

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

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