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East West Rail western section phase 1 link (Oxford to Oxford Parkway to London) completed [September 2016]

Network Rail (NR) completed construction work on the completely rebuilt and vastly improved Oxford to Oxford Parkway rail link in September 2016 ready for the train service to begin on 11 December 2016.


Network Rail announces its selection of a single corridor for the Bedford-Cambridge 'Central Section' [March 2016]

In 2015 Network Rail (NR) had identified two possible 'corridors' (as oppoed to precise routes) for the Bedford-Cambridge 'Central Section' of East West Rail. These consisted of the 'Hitchin corridor' in the south and the 'Sandy corridor' to the north. On 30th March 2016 Network Rail announced, as many had expected, that it had rejected the southern option and would focus on finding the most appopriate route in the northern corridor, which could be as far north as St Neots and allow a route via Cambourne to Addenbrooke's Hospital just south of Cambridge.


Excellent news as study finds Bedford-Cambridge 'Central Section' has "significant economic growth potential" [August 2014]

On 18th August 2014 the East West Rail Consortium published the results of a study of the benefits that would be gained by building a railway line that that linked Cambridge with Bedford, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and the west. The study found that suggested trains travelling between Cambridge and Oxford at up to 125mph could slash the journey time between the two world-renowned university cities to just an hour. This could deliver a boost of more than £750 million (over 60 years) for the region's economy.


Transport links planned for 'Tech Cluster' of London, Oxford and Cambridge [December 2013]

On 6th December 2013, the Department for Transport issued a new policy called Tech Connected. It describes the importance of London, Cambridge and Oxford to our economy and how new rail links will connect the three cities with each other.


Cambridge City MP tells Transport Minister that East West Rail between Cambridge and Oxford is vital [November 2013]

Julian Huppert MP is a strong supporter of a rail link west of Cambirdge and has been for many years.


Seven local authorities vote to pay financial contribution towards East West Rail western section [October 2013]

In October 2013 the last of seven local authorities in the corridor of the western section of the East West Rail link agreed to pay their contributions totalling £45m towards the £50m that the government required.


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