Changes to London Northwestern and Marston Vale Line Image: WMTrains

Changes are also coming for the Marston Vale Line

Commuters and leisure travellers between Milton Keynes and London Euston will benefit from a range of improvements this May, with the introduction of the new London Northwestern Railway timetable.

The train operator is introducing a range of changes from 19 May. Fast services between London Euston and Milton Keynes (coming from Crewe) will have more services made up of eight carriage trains rather than four carriages.

This is due to alterations being made further north on the network to allow these to operate. There will also be earlier morning and later evening services on weekdays and Saturdays.

From Monday – Saturday, there will be an additional early 0628 departure from London Euston to Crewe, as well as a later 2149 departure.

On the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley, the new timetable will be enhanced. Customers will have an hourly service throughout the day, from Monday – Saturday. A Sunday service is planned to operate on the line from 2021.

Richard Brooks, customer experience director for London Northwestern Railway, said:

“The timetable improvements being introduced in May will bring a range of benefits to passengers, with more direct services to destinations across our network and improved capacity on some of our busiest services.

“We will also have a further timetable change in two years time, where passengers will see further benefits from the introduction of new trains onto the network, which when fully operational, will increase capacity by 25%.”

The new timetable will operate from Sunday 19 May. There will be changes to the time and formation of some services, so passengers are advised to check their train times and to plan ahead for the changes.

The new timetable is now live on journey planning systems and can be found at www.londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk