A new railway linking Cambridge with Milton Keynes and Oxford has taken a step forward, but there are urgent calls for a new station at Cambridge South to help make the scheme a reality.
In January, the East West Rail (EWR) Company launched a consultation on options for a new railway line between Bedford and Cambridge. The consultation looked at five potential routes, all of which link Bedford and Cambridge via Sandy.
“Phase one” of the western section between Oxford and Bicester opened in 2016. In 2017, the Government formed the East West Rail Company to accelerate the delivery of the scheme. The Company is currently undertaking the detailed planning and consents processes for the delivery of phase two of the western section between Bicester and Bedford, and is consulting on route options for the central section.