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A bus pass issued by Central Bedfordshire Council also allows you to rail travel for half the normal adult fare on the following rail services:

  • Thameslink and Great Northern trains between Sandy, Biggleswade and Arlesey and any station as far as Hadley Wood, Crews Hill and Royston
  • Thameslink and Great Northern trains between Bedford and Elstree & Borehamwood and stations in between
  • East Midland trains between Bedford and Luton Airport Parkway
  • London North Western trains on the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley

Discounts are valid from 10am on Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. You may purchase discounted tickets from any staffed ticket office (or from ticket vending machines by purchasing a child ticket.)

These concessions are not available when buying tickets online. You must carry your valid concessionary travel pass with you throughout the journey and must show it on demand.

If you are purchasing an additional full price ticket to continue your journey beyond the above named stations, you must ensure you are travelling on a train that actually stops at those stations. A discounted rail ticket, purchased with your bus pass, used in conjunction with a full price ticket for the remainder of the journey is not valid on a fast train that passes through those specific stations without stopping. 

We're not liable for any penalty fares incurred if these rules are not observed.