Local News

Changes to East Midlands Trains Timetable from May 2018

East Midland Trains have provided the attached leaflet, which I know some constituents will find of interest.

There have been some delays with Network Rail updating all timetables online, but the full Thameslink timetable should be released in PDF form shortly.

East Midland Trains May 2018 Timetable - Update

I know constituents remain concerned about the changes to Bedford's peak time trains from May 2018. This week I have asked the Rail Minister to ensure that the proposed timetables are made available as soon as possible and I expect this information to be released in the next few days.


Following last night’s vote in Parliament to approve the funding settlement for local authorities over the next two years, North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt said: “I welcome the increase in resources for both our Councils.


North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt was pleased to meet recently with representatives from the Bedfordshire Rail Access Network campaign group, to discuss the long-standing campaign to improve access at Biggleswade Station.

Bedford Hospital Merger

Richard Carr, chief executive of Central Bedfordshire Council and lead for the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, said: “The STP set out plans last year which envisaged all hospitals in the region coming together to design and deliver the best pos

EMT Trains Update

Letter from Transport Secretary

I have received the above letter from the Secretary of State for Transport, setting out why there is a need to withdraw EMT services from Bedford, and what attempt has been made to reduce the consequent effects.

Replacement of Childcare Vouchers Scheme

I have been contacted by a number of constituents who are concerned about the replacement of the Childcare Vouchers Scheme with Tax-Free Childcare.