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Trains to Bedford

Once Bedford Midland, Bedford station is the larger of two stations serving the second largest town in Bedfordshire. The historic market town lies on the River Great Ouse and throughout its history has made its name in the lace, wool, brewing and engineering industries. The river remains a focal point for events, with the Bedford River Festival and Bedford Regatta attracting big crowds. The current station was built in 1978, but there were two previous incarnations dating back to 1859, with developments thanks to the expanding rail network and bomb damage during WWII. Situated to the west of the town centre, the station is less than 10 minutes' walk from the main shopping area with both high-street retailers and independent shops, many undercover in the Grade II-listed Harpur Centre and arcades. The bus station, river and gardens along the Embankment are also within easy walking distance.

Station details & facilities

Bedford has five platforms: access to 1 and 1a is from the station building itself, to get to platforms 2 to 4 take the pedestrian bridge via lift or stairs. Directly outside the station is a taxi rank and pay-and-display car parking for 702 cars, open 24 hours a day. There are also storage spaces for 526 bikes, the majority of which are sheltered.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:45 - 21:00
    Saturday 05:45 - 21:00
    Sunday 07:15 - 21:15
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

Facilities

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : Please phone the Helpline on 0800 058 2844 to ensure that arrangements are in place.
  • Customer help points :
  • Nearest station with more facilities : The nearest station(s) with more facilities other than Bedford are: Wellingborough and Luton Airport Parkway

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available :

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False

WiFi

ATMs

  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : ATM located in ticket hall

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 702
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£1,290.00
    Daily£7.70
    Monthly£129.00
    Off-peak£3.00
    Three Monthly£361.00
    Weekly£36.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 526
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : front right hand side, and station front
  • Cycle storage notes : Majority of the cycle ranks are sheltered

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Ramp access to main entrance. Lifts and stairs to all platforms. Barriers with side gate for easy wheelchair access

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are available

Trains to Bedford

Address

Ashburnham Road, Bedford, MK40 1DR
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 21:00
Saturday 05:45 - 21:00
Sunday 07:15 - 21:15

Bedford Live Departures

Latest

Disruption to Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink services. More details can be found in Latest Travel News

18:17

Bedford

East Midlands Trains

Plat. 2

Station Due 18:20

18:20

Bedford

West Midlands Railway

Plat. 1A

Station Due 18:23

18:23

Bedford

Thameslink

Plat. 2

Station Due 18:35

18:26

Bedford

Thameslink

Plat. 1

On time

18:36

Bedford

Thameslink

Plat. 3

On time

18:36

Bedford

East Midlands Trains

Plat. 4

On time

18:17

London St Pancras (Intl)

East Midlands Trains

Plat. 2

Station Leaving 18:21

18:24

Three Bridges

Thameslink

Plat. 3

On time

18:26

Bletchley

West Midlands Railway

Plat. 1A

On time

18:36

Sutton (Surrey)

Thameslink

Plat. 1

On time

18:37

Melton Mowbray

East Midlands Trains

Plat. 4

On time

18:40

Brighton

Thameslink

Plat. 2

On time