Overview

What is East West Rail?

East West Rail is a major railway project. It aims to deliver much-needed transport connections for communities between Oxford and Cambridge by:

 Services will be introduced in three connection stages. You can learn more about them further down this page.

2021 Consultation

Please note that we are currently consulting on a number of proposals which relate to geographic areas described on this page. To find out more, please visit our consultation page. 

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Why is East West Rail important?

The vibrant mix of communities between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge are fantastic places to live and work. But people are being let down by a lack of environmentally sustainable, safe and affordable transport in the area.

East West Rail is set to deliver these much-needed connections. Linking communities to job opportunities, access to new homes and everyday connections with family and friends.

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Local benefits

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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.

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Jobs and growth

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

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Thriving communities

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

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

East West Rail: An Overview

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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Explore the different areas of East West Rail