Bedford to Cambridge Community Events

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In January 2020, the Secretary of State for Transport announced the Preferred Route Option for East West Rail between Bedford and Cambridge. Linking existing stations in Bedford and Cambridge with communities in Cambourne and the area north of Sandy, south of St. Neots, this route:

  • Was the favourite among people who responded to our consultation on route options
  • Would provide the most benefits for every £ of taxpayers’ money spent
  • Would deliver the best opportunities for the environment

If you live, work or have a business in the Preferred Route Option area, you’ve probably got some questions and some thoughts to share – whether that’s about how the line might impact you, what we’re doing to protect the local environment or what the next steps are.

We hope you can join the team at one - or more - of the below community information events. You don’t need to do anything other than arrive at any time between the hours listed and the team will be there to give you a warm welcome. These are separate to our consultation programme on which we will publish more details in due course.


1 - Cambourne: Wednesday 19 February, 11:30am - 3:00pm

The Hub, High St, Cambourne, CB23 6GW  

2 - Great Shelford: Tuesday 25 February, 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Shelford Rugby Club, The Davey Field, Great Shelford, CB22 5JJ

3 - Little Gransden: Saturday 29 February,  11:30am - 5:00pm

Little Gransden Village Hall, 7-9 Primrose Hill, Little Gransden, SG19 3DP 

4 - St Neots: Friday 6 March, 2:30pm - 7:00pm

The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots, PE19 2BH  

5 - Great Barford: Saturday 7 March, 11:30am - 3:00pm

Great Barford Village Hall, Fishers Cl, Great Barford, MK44 3HA  

6 - Ravensden: Tuesday 10 March, 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Ravensden Village Hall, Church Hill, Ravensden, MK44 2RL  

 7 - Sandy: Friday 13 March, 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Sandy Village Hall, Medusa Way, Sandy, SG19 1BN  

 8 - Bedford: Monday 16 March, 2:30pm - 7:00pm

Scott Hall, Barford Ave, Bedford, MK42 0DS  

9 - Clapham: Thursday 19 March, 4:00pm - 8:30pm

Clapham Village Hall, High Street, Clapham, MK41 6BP 

10 - Cambridge: Friday 20 March, 2:30pm - 6:00pm

Ross Street Community Centre, Cambridge, CB1 3UZ 

11 - Bedford: Tuesday 24 March, 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Bedford Blues Rugby, Goldington Rd, Bedford, MK40 3NF 

12 - Comberton: Saturday 28 March, 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Comberton Village Hall, Green End, Comberton, CB23 7DY 

13 - Cambridge: Monday 30 March, 11:30am - 5:00pm

Webb Library, 31 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BJ 

14 - Barrington: Tuesday 31 March, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Barrington Village Hall, 63 High Street, Barrington, CB22 7QX