What is East West Rail?

East West Rail is a major infrastructure project to deliver much-needed connections

The vibrant mix of communities between Oxford and Cambridge are held back by a lack of east-west transport options which link its vibrant communities, universities and businesses.

East West Rail is a major infrastructure project which is proposed to deliver these much-needed connections. Linking people with job opportunities, new homes and major economic hubs both locally and across the UK.

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Local benefits


Cheaper and easier travel between Oxford and Cambridge

With new train services and railway stations, we aim to make rail travel quicker and cheaper for all.


Jobs and growth

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


Thriving communities

By upgrading connectivity, we aim to support the improvement of new and existing communities between Oxford and Cambridge

Our role

At East West Railway Company our role is to oversee construction of the project between Oxford and Bletchley - which is now underway. We're also designing the section of railway between Bletchley and Cambridge. 

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Our delivery partners

East West Rail is a complex project, particularly given there are multiple sections of railway line and several delivery partners. Here is a quick guide to the partners helping us deliver East West Rail.

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East West Rail Services will be introduced in 3 'Connection Stages'

East West Rail: An Overview

Explore the different areas of East West Rail