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Bedford Station Travel Plan

The Bedford Stations Travel Plan encourages train users to travel sustainably to and from Bedford’s two rail stations. Fewer people using their cars around the busy station entrances will ease congestion, reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in the town.

The Travel Plan, which has been developed by Bedford Borough Council in association with the Station Travel Plan Steering Group, has four objectives;

  • To increase walking to and from both stations particularly for short journeys
  • To increase cycling to and from both stations particularly on short or medium journeys
  • To increase the use of public transport to and from both stations
  • To manage car and motorcycling use at both stations

The Steering Group brings transport users and operators together to discuss the issues at the station and how they can be resolved. The Travel Plan itself was launched on 15th March 2011 and will be reviewed annually. Download a copy of the Bedford Stations Travel Plan (PDF). 

As part of the Plan’s launch, we asked rail users to fill in a survey about how they travelled to the stations. We had a fantastic response and the results with a summary leaflet are available for download.

Many schemes have already been carried out, for example, improvements to direction signs at and around St Johns Station and the Woburn Road contra flow cycle scheme on Ashburnham Road and recent changes to bus services in Bedford mean that there is a regular service to Bromham and later evening services on all town routes. Future schemes will include more spaces for bikes at Bedford Midland and improvements to walking routes around the stations.

If you have any suggestions for improving transport to and around either rail station, please contact