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London Northwestern Railway confirms temporary suspension of Marston Vale Line train service

Trains on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley have been temporarily suspended after it was confirmed that the maintenance company that looks after the trains had entered administration.

Vivarail, which maintains the Class 230 trains on the route, entered administration in November after seeking investment earlier in the year.

London Northwestern Railway, the operator on the Marston Line, has put rail replacement services in place while alternative arrangements are considered.


John Doughty, LNR engineering director, said: “I apologise to our customers who will be impacted by the temporary suspension of the train service on the Marston Vale Line.

“Following the news that Vivarail is to enter administration, we have been left with no alternative but to pause the service as we can no longer guarantee the required level of maintenance for the trains on the route will be available.

“We are working hard to find a solution which will enable us to return a train service to the line as soon as possible and we will keep our passengers updated.”

Bus replacement timetables will be available in online journey planners from Saturday. For journeys tomorrow (Friday) bus times are available at

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