Bedford to Cambridge: route options for the Central Section of East West Rail are being developed

New services, new stations

This section will link Bedford and Cambridge with a new line and new stations for the communities in between.

When this final section of East West Rail is completed in the mid 2020s, services will be able to run the complete length of the line between Oxford and Cambridge, serving all the stations along the way and connecting into several main line routes. 

This work is supported by the government who re-stated its commitment to accelerate the delivery of the central section in the 2018 budget, announcing £20 million for the East West Railway Company to develop a Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC).


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Consultation starts in early-2019

We plan to start consulting with the community on route options in early 2019. This will be a non-statutory consultation, and is our opportunity to gather thoughts from across the region at an early stage in development. 

The comments we receive during this consultation will be considered alongside technical studies and feedback from a range of organisations before we refine our scheme.

Later, the programme allows for considerable further opportunity for the public and stakeholders to help us shape the final route alignment and station options as we move through the formal stages of planning processes. 

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