Travel & Tourism Centre
The Council has to make significant savings over the next three
years as a result of a reduction in funding from Central Government
and rising costs, particularly support for older people with care
needs. Like all areas the Council must look at reducing
expenditure. These savings can be used to protect other essential
Council services like care for the elderly.
The Travel and Tourism Centre located at Bedford Bus Station
currently provides a range of travel and tourism related services
including a high volume of train ticket sales.
It is proposed to discontinue services that are available from
commercial operators including train and coach tickets and bus
travel information and to focus on providing information about
tourist attractions in Bedford Borough. In order to reduce
costs it is proposed to close the current Travel and Tourism Centre
and deliver information mainly through self-service facilities at
Council buildings or, potentially, other outlets.
You can view the report taken to the
Council's Executive in September here
This consultation is now
What happens next?
A report on the consultation was taken to the Council's
Executive at it's meeting of 18 January 2017.
You can view the report here
You can view the responses to the consultation here