The East West Railway Company (EWRC) has unveiled five proposed routes for the new rail line between Bedford and Cambridge as a public consultation on the next phase of the scheme gets underway.
The major East West Rail project will run from Oxford to Cambridge in three sections, and the central line running between Bedford and Cambridge has moved one step closer as EWRC has launched a six-week public consultation on the route.
The EWRC, set up by Chris Grayling in 2017 to deliver East West Rail, has proposed five options for the rail line, all five of which reduce travel times and travel costs, and has also revealed potential new stations for the area.
Of the five new routes, three take a broadly southern route through south Cambridgeshire via Bassingbourn, whilst the other two follow a more northern route via Cambourne.
The consultation, which runs from 28 January to 11 March, also reveals new potential stations in Cambourne, St Neots, Sandy, Tempsford, and Bassingbourn. An interchange with the Midland Main Line at Bedford is also being considered.