East West Rail will bring people and places closer together, making it easier to reach the things we all care about.

Whether it's connecting parents with new jobs, children with schools, or simply seeing those who matter most. With new opportunities around every corner, East West Rail will help communities between Oxford and Cambridge continue flourishing today, as well as down the line.

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71% of people support an east-west public transport connection.

And it’s easy to see why there’s so much support. East West Rail will make it far easier for people to enjoy everything the area between Oxford and Cambridge has to offer – from better opportunities to travel between home and work, to days out with friends and family.


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Creating a sustainable future

As one of the UK’s largest proposed railway projects, we know we have a responsibility to tackle the environmental challenges faced by us all.

To help navigate our ambitions, we’ve set clear environmental goals which align with domestic and global priorities – including the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Supported by businesses big and small

From local traders to the likes of AstraZeneca, businesses recognise the critical need for East West Rail.

That’s because East West Rail will bring more people and places within reach of high value jobs, enabling organisations to expand within easy reach – reducing costs and increasing access to talented workers.

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Featured article: How East West Rail will deliver critical connections with NHS facilities

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