Bedford St Johns Train Station History:
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The history of Bedford St Johns train station began in November 1846 when the first train station in Bedford was opened by Bedford Railway. Initially, it was an expansion to and from Bletchley to reach Bedford noted as ‘eastern station’. Bedford St Johns railway station’s south side was facing a local pub and the goods yard near A600 London Road near River Great Ouse. Bedford St Johns Railway station was an instant success for traders and locals.
Facts About Bedford St Johns Train Station:
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In 1875, Bedford St Johns station witnessed its first accident when Midland train hit the rear coaches at the station/near, killing 1 and injuring 4 passengers.
Bedford St Johns Station – Ups & Downs:
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The starting of the 20th century was indeed magnificent for the Bedford St Johns rail station, but later things started to fall off as the world war I broke out, it completely halted the British Railway for a while. But after the war, Bedford St Johns Train station got back on its feet and start servicing very instant. On June 2nd, 1924, Bedford station was renamed to ‘Bedford St Johns’.
Second World War not only caused an abrupt halt for a time but also financially damaged the station. It was quite hard for Bedford St Johns train station to regain its position as a prosperous train station in Bedford during the post-war time. Several new lines including Oxford to Cambridge line were added to Bedford St John’s list.
The original Oxford to Cambridge line along with station was closed on January 1st, 1968 by British Rail. A few months later, Bedford St Johns Train station was closed for an indefinite period on July 15th, 1968.
Train Services of Bedford St Johns Train Station:
On May 14th, 1984, Bedford St Johns Train Station was re-sited and reopened with the line linking to Bletchley, Bedford from Marston Vale line. Today, Bedford St Johns Station stands as unstaffed train station Bedford managed by London Northwestern Railway.
Getting to and from Bedford St Johns Train Station:
Below mentioned are the directions to Bedford St Johns Train Station via public transport:
Travel to Bedford St Johns Train Station by Train – you can hop on direct trains to Bedford St Johns station if you’re travelling from Bletchley and Bedford Midland Station MK40 1DS.
Travel to Bedford St Johns Train by Bus/Coach – following are the nearest bus stations to Bedford St Johns Train Station: Kingsway Link MK42 9BJ (Grant Palmer), Bedford Hospital A&E (Stop E) MK42 9HG, and St Johns Centre MK42 0DL.
Travel to Bedford St Johns Train Station by Taxi – Travelling to Bedford St Johns station by taxis is by far the affordable and safest choice. You can book an instant taxi to Bedford St Johns Train station with Bedford Taxi Company at reasonable prices.
Contact Details of Bedford St Johns Train Station:
- Bedford St Johns Train Station Address – Melbourne Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK
- Bedford St Johns Train Station Postcode – MK42 9AN
- Bedford St Johns Train Station Phone Number – 0800 0248997 (London Northwestern Railway passenger assistance)
- Bedford St Johns Train Station Opening hours – 8 AM to 10 PM Mon-Sun (Helpline)