Avanti West Coast
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Sweeping in through the rich Bedfordshire countryside, passengers on East Coast Main Line trains will quickly see why the RSPB set up home in Sandy, a ten-minute walk north from the station. Just fifty miles outside London, it's clear to see how the woodland and trails, heath and grassland ten minutes to the east of the station by bus would appeal to many a twitcher. Like most of Bedfordshire's villages, Sandy is a popular commuter hub, with half-hourly trains to London Kings Cross, from platform 1, taking about fifty minutes. From platform 2, passengers can be in Peterborough in thirty minutes. The station was originally built in 1850, but while the yellow-brick building still stands, the wrought-iron details and elaborate canopies have long since gone. And change marches on, with both platforms being extended to take up to 12 carriages and the large pay-and-display car park ay the front of the station illustrating how busy the station can be.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 12:25
Saturday 06:45 - 13:10
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please phone the Helpline to ensure arrangements are in place on 0800 058 2844.

Staff are available Monday - Friday, 05:45 - 12:45 and also between 16:00 - 20:00.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces142
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£261.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces44
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
front right hand side
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Step free access to booking office and Platform 2 (northbound services). For Platform 1 services (travelling south) the access is via the road bridge. Limited staff.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Sandy station is accessible step free from both Potton Road and Station Road, with the station concourse, just off the pay-and-display car park on Station Road, home to a ticket window and kiosk. Ticket machines are outside the station building. The concourse leads directly to platform 2, with bench seating, help point and stairs leading to the footbridge to platform 1, where there is a passenger shelter and more bench seating.

Departures and arrivals from Sandy

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sandy station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Kings CrossThameslink03:541On time
to HorshamThameslink04:501On time
to HorshamThameslink05:261On time
to HorshamThameslink05:561On time
to PeterboroughThameslink06:122On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PeterboroughThameslink03:541On time
from PeterboroughThameslink04:501On time
from PeterboroughThameslink05:261On time
from PeterboroughThameslink05:561On time
from London Kings CrossThameslink06:122On time
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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