Plans to build a new railway line between Oxford and Cambridge have taken a step forward.
Multinational design and engineering firm Arup has been appointed to lead a consortium which will design the track and lead public consultation work. Arup was appointed to lead the work by the East West Railway Company.
Before Arup can begin its work, a preferred route for the new rail line needs to be decided. The first part of the preferred route is expected to be published by the end of this year. It will give details of where the track will be laid between Bedford and Cambridge.