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Milton Keynes Central (MKC) Railway Station

The main railway station serving Walton Hall is Central Milton Keynes Railway Station which 4 miles from campus.  This line is operated by Avanti West Coast. Train times to London vary between 35-60 minutes. 

The Bletchley to Bedford line is a local route that serves Bow Brickhill, Fenny Stratford and Woburn Sands.

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To help plan your journey to work please follow this link to the Traveline website.  The website has many options available for your preferred commute to work.  

Live Link to MKC Departure Board

Check the following live link departure board to see if the trains are running on time at Milton Keynes Central. You can also check for service information and disruptions by following this link: National Rail updates.  Further service information can also be found at the following link to the Avanti West Coast Website

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When buying a rail ticket to Milton Keynes, Bletchley or Wolverton you can add a discounted day bus pass for £3; follow this link for more information:  This is not valid on the University's own shuttle buses (which have a low fare anyway).

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Trainline is Europe’s leading train and coach app. We work with 270 rail and coach companies to offer our customers travel to thousands of destinations in and across 45 countries in Europe. Our aim is to bring together all rail, coach and other travel services into one simple experience so people can get the best prices and smart, real-time travel info on the go. Follow this link to visit Trainline website.

Interest Free Season Ticket Loan (staff only)

Season ticket loans to meet the costs of annual rail and bus season tickets are available to all staff with over six months service. The loans are interest free and repayable from salary over a twelve month period.  More information can be found by following this link: season ticket rail loans  



Travel Advice News

Bus Services update

Unfortunately the University does not and cannot influence commercial decisions being taken by bus service companies to discontinue services based on patronage.

13th May 2022
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The Open University
Travel Advice
First Floor
Geoffrey Crowther Building
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

01908 659784