We are creating a new railway connection between Oxford and Cambridge.

Serving communities across the area, East West Rail will bring faster journey times and lower transport costs, easing pressure on local roads. Bringing people closer to the things that matter most. Jobs, new homes, friends and family.

Our mission at East West Railway Company is to oversee the delivery of the project. Making sure it is completed quickly, safely and cost-efficiently.

Local benefits of East West Rail

Cheaper Travel

Cheaper and easier travel

With new services and stations, we aim to make east west travel quicker and cheaper for all.

Jobs & Growth

Jobs and growth

By connecting science parks, universities and industry, we’ll provide access to new opportunities.


Thriving communities

By upgrading east west connectivity, we aim to support the improvement of new and existing communities.

East West Rail: An Overview

Oxford to Cambridge railway services will be introduced in three 'Connection Stages'

Connection Stage One: Services will run from Oxford to Bletchley/Milton Keynes. 

Connection Stage Two: Building on the work completed in Connection Stage One, services will then extend from Oxford to Bedford.

Connection Stage Three: This Connection Stage completes the full East West Rail connection, and will see services run from Oxford to Cambridge via Bedford and Bletchley. 

Every Connection Stage will bring new services, stations and journeys. Visit our dedicated Connection Stages page to learn more. 

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Delivery of East West Rail is underway

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