Plans for a new rail line between Oxford and Cambridge have moved forward with the appointment of an Arup-led consortium to help take the project forward.
East West Rail Company (EWR Co) has appointed a multi-disciplinary planning, economics, environmental and engineering team led by Arup to support early works.
A decision is expected later this year on the preferred route for the Bedford to Cambridge section, which was recently designated a nationally significant infrastructure project by the government. This means that, following consultation, EWR Co will be able to apply for a development consent order (DCO) to authorise the project.
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