Final Proposals for East-West Railway Submitted to Government for Approval

Final Proposals for East-West Railway Submitted to Government for Approval

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Plans for a railway that could link Aylesbury to Cambridge, Oxford, Bedford and Milton Keynes have been submitted by Western Rail.

For the first time in over 50 years passengers could soon travel directly between Oxford and Bedford, and Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, unlocking the region’s housing potential and transforming the lives of residents for generations to come as the East West Rail project moves a step closer today (27 July).

A ‘mothballed’ section of the railway between Bletchley and Claydon Junction could be brought back to life, with plans for major signalling and track upgrades set to connect communities and businesses along the route and beyond, creating new opportunities for jobs, housing and economic growth for the future.

Work could begin as early as next year if Network Rail plans submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport to construct phase 2 of the project between Bicester and Bedford are approved.

The East West Rail project is being built progressively in phases, and once complete will create a world-class rail link connecting Oxford, Bicester, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge, connecting communities and businesses to create more jobs, more economic growth, and more sustainable housing.

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