Bletchley (BLY)

Bletchley is a station on the West Coast Main Line to the South of the centre of Milton Keynes. The station was built as part of the original stretch of the London & Birmingham Railway, which eventually became the WCML. The station opened in 1846.

Information
Type: National Rail
(West Coast Main Line &
Marston Vale Line)
Station code: BLY
Opened: 1846
Platforms: 6
Bletchley became an important intercity station especially with the formation of the new city of Milton Keynes - for a time Bletchley was the main station. Its importance lessened with the opening of Milton Keynes Central station three miles to the North in 1982 [1]. Although Bletchley is served by London Midland trains along the WCML no Virgin Trains services stop.

Bletchley is at the junction of the WCML and one of the terminuses Marston Vale Line to Bedford, it is also next to Bletchley depot. It is currently served by London Midland (WCML and Marston Vale Line) and Southern services (on the West London route).
LM 350 266 arrives with a London Euston bound service

Virgin Trains Pendolino screams through

LM 150 109 operating services to Bedford along the Marston Vale Line
Look down the line

View of the station from the end of Platform 6


[1] John Glover, BR Diary 1978-1985 (Ian Allan, 1985) p. 74