Bedford

Address

Bedford station
Ashburnham Road
Bedford
MK40 1DS

Ticket office

Monday to Friday: 5:45 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday: 5:45 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday: 7:15 AM to 9:15 PM

General information

Station Operator:
TL
Station Code:
BDM
Staffing Level:
fullTime
CCTV:
Yes

Ticket buying & collection

Oyster Pre Pay:
No
Oyster Validator:
No
Smartcard Issued:
Yes
Smartcard Validaton:
Yes
Oyster Topup:
No
Prepurchase Collection:
Yes
Smartcard Topup:
No
Ticket Machine:
Yes
Penalty Fares:
Applicable Operators: Thameslink

Passenger services

Lost Property Contact Available:
No
Website:
Go to website
Ticket Gate:
Yes
Customer Help Points:
Yes

Station facilities

ATM Machine:
Yes
ATM Machine Note:
ATM located in ticket hall
Baby Change:
Yes
Seated Area:
Yes
Passenger Information Systems:
DepartureScreens, Announcements
Shops:
Yes
Station Buffet:
Yes
Telephones (Cards & Coins):
No
Toilets:
Yes
Toilets Note:
Available during staffing hours.
Waiting Room:
No
Waiting Room Note:
Heated waiting areas are available.

Car parking

Car parking:
Yes

Station Car Park

Operator:
<a href="https://www.thameslinkrailway.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/car-parking">APCOA Parking UK</a>
Spaces:
633
Annual Charge:
£1467.10
Daily Charge:
£8.70
Monthly Charge:
£156.80
Off Peak Charge:
£3.65
Three Monthly Charge:
£431.00
Weekly Charge:
£43.80
Car Parking Contact Available:
No
Website:
Go to website

Cycling

Cycle Storage Availability:
Yes
Sheltered:
yes
Spaces:
588
Type:
Stands
Location:
Front right hand side and station front
Cycle Storage CCTV:
Yes

Other transport

Location for rail replacement services:
Rail replacement bus stop locations are shown in the 'Getting to and from the station' section under 'onward travel'.
Taxi Rank:
Yes
Taxi Rank Note:
Yes
Bus Service:
Yes
Bus Service Note:
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format can be found here

Accessibility

Accessible Booking Office Counter:
No
Accessible Public Telephones:
No
Accessible Toilets:
Yes
Induction Loop:
Yes
Wheelchairs Available:
Yes
Ramp For Train Access:
Yes
Step Free Access:
Yes
Step Free Access Note:

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.

Accessible Taxis:
No
Accessible Ticket Machines:
Yes
Accessible Ticket Machines Note:
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
Impaired Mobility Set Down:
Yes
Impaired Mobility Set Down Note:
At the front of the station.
Staff Help Available:
Yes
Staff Help Available Opening Times:
Monday to Sunday 24 hours
Staff Help Available Note:
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.
Assisted Travel:

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.

The information in this document was generated 2/2/2023 7:05:34 PM