Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Midland Main line
Kemston Road Juction signal box
Kemston Road Junction signal box was to the south of Bedford station.
Signals near Kemston Road junction signal box looking north with an up train on the up fast
A new colour light signal near Kemston Road junction signal box looking south with class 45 on a down train on the down fast
Bedford Midland station opened in 1859. In 1894 fast lines that bypassed the station were opened. The Midland railway ran the trains till the grouping when the LMS took control.
From 1948 British Railways ran the trains around Bedford till Privatisation of the railways when Midland Main line and then Thamslink and Siverlink took over the running of the trains. From the 1st April 2006, First Capital Connect has been operating the the Thamslink trains between London, Brighton and Bedford till late 2014 .Thamslink now operates this trains and EMT the main line trains
There was a second Bedford station which was called Bedford St Johns this was on the line from Oxford to Cambridge. Trains from Bedford to Bretchley used this station after the Bedford to Cambridge part of the line closed.
When this station was closed the trains were moved to the main Bedford Midland station.
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