East West Rail is creating a new rail connection between Oxford and Cambridge. This will connect communities, making it faster, easier and cheaper to travel in the local area, as well as opening up job opportunities, supporting local business and helping the economy to grow. You can read more about the scheme here.
While the Western Section between Oxford and Bedford can be built by reinstating and upgrading old rail lines, for the Central Section between Bedford and Cambridge an entirely new rail line will need to be built.
About this consultation
Public consultation will run from 28 January to 11 March 2019. While it is several years from starting to build the railway, this is your opportunity to have your say on the route options at an early stage.
More information and how to have your say: eastwestrail.co.uk/haveyoursay
Five route options have been developed and EastWestRail would like to know:
- what your views are on their challenges and opportunities
- whether we are right to focus on route options that approach Cambridge from the south
- what you think of the overall approach we have taken to developing route options.
They will be holding eight public consultation events across the corridor between Bedford and Cambridge. Come and meet the team to find out more about route options, and to have your say.