You could win the chance to name one of the new Class 150 trains that have started running on the restored Marston Vale Line.

Class 150 train in driver training on the Marston Vale Line (c) London North Western

Operator London Northwestern Railway (LNR) is looking for suggestions of names which celebrate people and places along the line between Bedford and Bletchley. So Trainy McTrainface is not acceptable.

Class 150 trains being used on the route were most recently in service with Northern. The winning competition entry to name one of these trains will be decided by a panel from LNR and the Marston Vale Community Partnership.

Cara Higgs, LNR community strategy manager, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the return of the full timetable on the Marston Vale Line by offering the opportunity to name a train on the route. We are looking forward to seeing the suggestions and holding the official naming ceremony after the competition closes.

“We are also running a major ticket offer on the line. For the next three months, a single journey between any two stations on the Marston Vale Line will cost just £1 or 50p for children.”

Entries to the competition can be made by online or by completing a submission form which can be picked up at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre and Tea Room.

The contest winner will have the chance to attend the Official Naming Ceremony at Bletchley Station. Entrants have until Monday 4th March to submit their suggestions.

View more information and enter the competition here.


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One comment
  1. Commenter McCommentface says:

    Absolute disgrace. The cowards at LNR are afraid of the true power of public naming.

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