Bedford St Johns Railway Station
Bedford St Johns is the smaller of two railway stations that serve the town of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England. It is on the Marston Vale line from Bletchley to Bedford Midland.
The station is unstaffed, and is operated by London Midland.
St Johns was Bedford's first station and handled traffic on the Oxford to Cambridge line. Its role diminished following the closure of that line east of the station in 1968, leaving it with a truncated route to Bletchley. The station was moved from its original site in 1984, and is now just a blue-framed shelter on a bare single platform. However, proposals to reopen the Varsity Line may yet see St Johns rebuilt on its original site.
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