Bedford Train Station

Station message

Stewartby Kimberley College

  • A bus service will depart Bedford Midland at 08.05, calling at Bedford St. Johns (08.10) and Stewartby Kimberley College (08.25)
  • A bus will also run from Bedford St. Johns at 08.05, calling at Stewartby Kimberley College only (08.20)

The lifts are out of order between platform 4 and footbridge at Bedford station.

Bedford at a glance


Bedford station
Ashburnham Road
MK40 1DS

Ticket office:

Monday to Friday: 05:45 - 21:00
Saturday: 05:45 - 21:00
Sunday: 07:15 - 21:15
  • Ticket office
  • Step-free access
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Taxi-rank
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available

Station information

Staffing level Full time
Information systems
  • DepartureScreens
  • Announcements
Station operator TL
Ticket office opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 05:45 - 21:00
  • Saturday: 05:45 - 21:00
  • Sunday: 07:15 - 21:15
Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here Yes
Validate Smartcards here Yes
Smartcards information

For more information on using the Key smartcard, please visit:

Penalty fares TL
Left luggage

Available: No

Lost property
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Seated area
Waiting room

Heated waiting areas are available.

Station buffet

Available during staffing hours.

Baby changing facilities
ATM machine

ATM located in ticket hall


Staff are available at this station at all times for providing assistance getting on and off the train and assistance around the station and to the platform. Assistance can be provided unbooked (turn up and go) or pre booked up to two hours before departure by contacting Assisted Travel .

Whether you pre book assistance or travel unbooked, please contact a member of staff on arrival. We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to your train departing. This is to allow us to make sure arrangements are in place at your destination, or interchange, station such as the availability of staff and lifts. If there is insufficient time to check these arrangements, we may assist you onto the next available train.

For further information on assisted travel please see:

Accessibility at the station - Thameslink .


If you require assistance on your journey, please contact our assisted travel helpline to discuss your requirements on: Email - [email protected] | Phone - 0800 058 2844 | Textphone - 0800 138 1018


The assisted helpline is not available on Christmas Day.

  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Staff help

A staff-operated ramp is required for step-free access between train and platform at this station. Station staff are usually available at the times listed below.

  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine

All Thameslink ticket machines are able to sell tickets with Disabled Persons Railcard discounts. Ticket machines are of an accessible design, however their location and the station itself may not be so please check the station access note for further details

Ramp for train access available
Accessible taxis information
National Key toilets available
Step free access

This is a Category B1 station: Access to all platforms via a ramp (approx 15 metres long and gradient of up to 1:11).

Assistance Meeting Point is adjacent to the taxi rank at the front of the station.

Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down available

At the front of the station.

Car park 1 Station Car Park
Car park 1 operator APCOA Parking UK
Car park 1 spaces 633
Car park 1 opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 1 contact details

Telephone: 01895 262122


Onward travel

Information to plan your onward journey is available in the ‘Onward Travel Information Map’, located in the ‘Maps’ section below.

Cycle storage available Yes
Cycle storage spaces 588
Cycle storage sheltered Yes
Cycle storage CCTV Yes
Cycle storage location

Front right hand side and station front

Cycle storage types
  • Stands
Rail replacement information

The rail replacement bus stop location is shown on the ‘Rail Replacement Bus Map’ below.

Rail replacement map links
Taxi rank

Follow this link to find the station map

Live arrivals and departures

Load stations
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