Thank you to everyone who responded to the public consultation

As the latest East West Rail public consultation has now closed, we want to thank everyone who took part in this once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape the future of this new rail link.

We’re grateful to everyone who took the time to share views, join online webinars, participate in public live chat events or write in to us over the past ten weeks.

Simon Blanchflower CBE, Chief Executive at the East West Railway Company said:

“The participation in this consultation has been extraordinary, and we’re very grateful to everyone who has taken the time to visit our virtual consultation rooms, attend a webinar or live chat event, and share their thoughts and views by sending a formal response.
“As we begin the work of analysing the feedback which will help us to further develop our plans for the new rail link, our team will continue the conversation with residents, their representatives, business groups and other stakeholders. It may be the end of this consultation but there will be further opportunities for people to have their views heard, and help us make the most of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide new, reliable, sustainable transport for communities from Oxford to Cambridge.”


What happens next?

Later this year, a report will be published providing information on all the topics raised in this consultation. We will carefully consider all the feedback as it continues to develop plans for the railway and will then make its recommendations to the Government. A statutory consultation is expected next year when communities will be asked to give their comments on detailed proposals.


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