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Page updated 22 July 2014

Station facilities
at Bedford, Biggleswade, Royston, Sandy and St Neots

The National Rail website includes details about individual station facilities put the name of the station in the 'Enter station name' search box in the centre of the page.

The National Rail website also includes 'on the train' information – our link takes you to the First Capital Connect section.

Peak times

Notices in the Biggleswade booking hall read:

To London
      Trains scheduled before 9.00 am.
From London
      Trains leaving before 9.30 am.
      Trains leaving between 4.30 and 7.00 pm.
Saturday, Sunday + public holidays  
      Off peak all day.

Ticket office addresses and opening hours

All stations have ticket machines (allow time to use them!)..

Bedford ticket office
Ashburnham Road
Bedford
MK40 1DR
Website

5.45 am to 9.00 pm  Monday to Saturday
7.15 am to 9.15 pm  Sunday

Biggleswade ticket office
Station Road
Biggleswade
SG18 8AL
Website
6.20 am to 2.15 pm  Monday to Friday
8.00 am to 2.15 pm  Saturday
8.15 am to 2.15 pm  Sunday
Royston ticket office
Kneesworth Street
Royston
SG8 5AH
Website

6.00 am to 8.00 pm  Monday to Friday
7.00 am to 8.00 pm  Saturday
9.15 am to 5.30 pm  Sunday

Sandy ticket office
Station Road
Sandy
SG19 1AW
Website

6.00 am to 12.25 pm  Monday to Friday
6.45 am to 1.10 pm  Saturday
Closed Sunday

St Neots ticket office
Hawkesden Road
St Neots
PE19 1QF
Website

6.15 am to 7.10 pm  Monday to Friday
7.30 am to 1.55 pm  Saturday
8.10 am to 2.35 pm  Sunday

 

 

 

Car parking – as from January 2014

APCOA Parking
       Tel  0845 319 4240
       Website  www.apcoa.com

First Capital Connect's website is very helpful – it includes a variety of ways to pay for your parking in advance.

A leaflet detailing all the costs for parking at local stations can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Station parking is more expensive at Royston than at Biggleswade or Sandy.  Royston and Sandy car parks get full early in the day.  No change is given from machines.

 

Daily before 10.00 am

Weekly

Monthly

Quarterly

Annual

Premier

Bedford

£7.90

£37.00

£133.00

£370.00

£1,290.00

£1,390.00

Biggleswade*

£4.60

£21.70

£82.50

£217.00

£715.00

£820.00

Royston

£7.40

£33.00

£127.80

£340.00

£1,115.00

£1,245.00

Sandy

£5.00

£23.50

£93.60

£256.50

£823.00

£928.00

St Neots

£7.70

£36.00

£129.00

£361.00

£1,290.00

£1,390.00

All stations pass

£1,350.00

For all stations
         After 10.00 am on Mondays to Fridays – £3.00.
         After 5 pm on weekdays – £2.00.
         Weekends and Bank Holidays – £2.00.

* Biggleswade  The station has three car parks – outside the station (APOCA), a second, large, ACOPA car park beyond the station and to the right of Maurices' yard and a free car park (run by Biggleswade Town Council), just beyond that one, though this often gets full by 7.45 am, particularly during term time.  Rose Lane car park in Biggleswade is also free – although a large car park, it is a good five minute walk from the station and some parts are subject to flooding.

Taxis serving local stations

www.traintaxi.co.uk  This is not always up-to-date!

505 Private Hire is Gamlingay based:

Phone  01767 650 505
Mobile call or text  07866 32 80 20

office@505privatehire.com
www.505privatehire.com

Bedford station taxis

As it is a major station, taxis are usually available on a rank.  Advance booking is not normally necessary, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night.   Local operators are:

  • 1 Atlas    01234 343 434.
  • A1   01234 364 444. 
  • Station Rank   01234 266 516.

Biggleswade station taxis

No taxi rank – advance booking therefore essential.  Local operators are:

  • ACE Private Hire   01767 651 414.  stace@bedstaxi.co.uk
  • AT Cars   01767 600 399 and 01767 600 199.
  • Ivel   01767 312 478.
  • Maurices   01767 316 438 and 01767 600 006.
  • Roys   01767 699 586.

Royston station taxis

The station is served by a taxi rank.  Local operators are:

  • Butlers Car Services  01763 212 223.
  • Meltax  01763 244 444.

Sandy station taxis

No taxi rank – advance booking therefore essential.  Local operators are:

  • 1st Cars   01767 692 222.   simon@1stcars.co.uk
  • ACE Private Hire   01767 651 414.  stace@bedstaxi.co.uk
  • AT Cars   01767 600 399 and 01767 600 199.
  • Geoffs   01767 699 070.
  • Ivel   01767 312 478.
  • Roys   01767 699 586.

St Neots station taxis

The station is served by a taxi rank.  Local operators are:

  • Anglian   01480 475 222 and 01480 473 279.
  • Roys  01767 699 586.
  • Steves  01480 471 111 and 01480 472 990.

Station cafés / shops

Tea and coffee, soft drinks, confectionery, snacks and newspapers are sold at local stations.
Please note – opening times are approximate.

Biggleswade station – Cravin Coffee

On platforms 1 and 2:
Monday to Friday
      6.00 am to 11.00 am
Saturday
      10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Sunday
      Closed

At station entrance:
Monday to Friday
      5.30 am to 9.00 am and
      11.00 am to 2.00 pm
Saturday
      7.00 am to 2.00 pm
Sunday
      Closed

Royston station shop

Monday to Friday
      6.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday
      7.00 am to 6.00 pm
Sunday
      Closed

Sandy station – Café Blue

Monday to Friday
      6.00 am to 12.15 pm
Saturday
      7.15 am to 12.15 pm
Sunday
      Closed

St Neots station shop – Rico’s coffee bar

Monday
      5.30 am to 5.00 pm
Tuesday to Friday
      5.30 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday
      6.30 am to 1.30 pm
Sunday
      Closed

 

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