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Ridgmont railway station


Ridgmont railway station is a small unstaffed railway station that serves the villages of Ridgmont in Bedfordshire about 1 mile 2 km away on the other side of the M1 Motorway at Junction 13, Brogborough and Husborne Crawley It also serves the large Amazoncom warehouse next door

It is on the Bletchley — Bedford Marston Vale Line

The station is served by London Midland Bletchley — Bedford local services Services are operated using Class 150/1 and Class 153 diesel multiple units Single carriage Class 153s operate services in the timetable shown with the "Limited Bicycle Space" label Although not geographically the midpoint of the line, many train services 'cross' at Ridgmont station so it is not unusual to see Class 153 and 150 trains at the same time There is no Sunday passenger service timetabled although the line remains open with signalers on duty at the Marston Vale Signalling Centre at Ridgmont

The former station house, built in 1846 in the Cottage Orné architectural style, underwent a total refurbishment in 2014 managed by the Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity BRCC with funding from the Railway Heritage Trust A tea room, gift shop, disabled access and toilets, additional car parking, three small 'start-up' offices and a meeting room have been provided The former Victorian booking office has been restored as a small heritage centre1

Scenes from the feature film 'One Day' were filmed at the station

Ridgmont Station has also been used as a watering point for steam-hauled special trains heading north from London

Contents

  • 1 General information
  • 2 Services
  • 3 Community Rail Partnership
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

General informationedit

Ridgmont is in sight of Junction 13 of the M1 motorway and the station is adjacent to a number of distribution centres

It was at Ridgmont that a new Marston Vale signalling control centre was built as part of the Bedford — Bletchley route modernisation in 2004 This centre replaced all the signal boxes and block posts some contained within station buildings including Ridgmont on the route


View of Ridgmont Railway Station from the A507 bypass

Servicesedit

An hourly service operates in each direction, Mondays to Saturdays2

Preceding station   National Rail   Following station
Aspley Guise London Midland Marston Vale Line Mondays-Saturdays only Lidlington
  Future Services  
Woburn Sands Line open East West Rail Oxford-Norwich or Ipswich Wixams Line closed
Woburn Sands Line open East West Rail Oxford-Bedford Bedford Line closed

Community Rail Partnershipedit

Ridgmont station, in common with others on the Marston Vale Line, is covered by the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership,3 which aims to increase use of the line by involving local people

Referencesedit

  1. ^ http://wwwfennystratfordorguk/indexphp/transport/65-restored-ridgmont-station-now-open
  2. ^ Table 64 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership

External linksedit

  • Train times and station information for Ridgmont railway station from National Rail
  • Historic England "Details from image database 38317" Images of England 


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