East West Rail news

  • First section of East West Rail Phase Two railway commissioned 2
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    Arcadis wins East West Rail contract

    2021-09-27T05:00:00Z

    UK: Oxford – Cambridge project promoter East West Railway Co has appointed Arcadis as Commercial Partner, with support from RLB and KPMG. Arcadis will be responsible for developing the business case to support EWR’s forthcoming application for a Development Consent Order to ...

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
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    East West Railway Co seeks feedback on Enterprise Partner development model

    2021-07-28T13:58:00Z

    UK: East West Railway Co has begun market engagement for the procurement of an Enterprise Partner which would support it with the specification, delivery, launch and operation of the Oxford to Cambridge service, embedding ‘private sector expertise and new ways of working’ within the organisation. ...

  • Bletchley station East West Rail high level platforms looking south
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    Bletchley high level station construction contract awarded

    2021-07-20T05:00:00Z

    UK: VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded a contract to build two high level platforms at Bletchley station for use by future East West Rail servces on the Oxford to Cambridge corridor. A new bridge will connect the existing platforms at Bletchley station with the high level ...

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    Jacobs appointed as East West Rail Programme Partner

    2021-07-19T12:24:00Z

    UK: Oxford to Cambridge railway project promoter East West Railway Co has awarded Jacobs the Programme Partner contract, worth an estimated £35m overs three years. The contract covers the provision of engineering, operations and IT support services, with Jacobs to work collaboratively with EWR Co’s existing ...

  • Oxford Parkway station
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    Consultation on East West Rail stations and local needs

    2021-03-31T13:02:00Z

    UK: East West Railway Co began the next round of public consultation for the Oxford – Cambridge railway corridor project on March 31. The consultation covers: how Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Bicester Village stations could be improved; options for avoiding lengthy delays at ...

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
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    Neil Sachdev appointed Chair of EWR Co

    2021-03-17T05:00:00Z

    UK: Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has appointed Nilesh (Neil) Sachdev as Chair of Oxford to Cambridge railway corridor project promoter East West Railway Co for a three-year term. Sachdev is currently a Non-Executive Director of Network Rail Property Ltd and Chair of ...

  • East West Rail connection stages map
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    Aylesbury plans reviewed as East West Rail project phasing revised

    2021-01-25T12:35:00Z

    UK: Protect promoter East West Railway Co has revised the phasing of the project to develop a railway corridor between Oxford and Cambridge, saying this will now be delivered in three ‘connection stages’ planned on the basis of ‘a full journey, not just the building of ...

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
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    Northumberland Line and East West Rail awarded funding

    2021-01-23T00:03:00Z

    UK: The government has announced £794m of funding for the projects to develop an Oxford – Cambridge railway corridor and reintroduce passenger services between Newcastle and Ashington. East – West Rail The funding confirmed by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on January 23 includes £760m ...

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
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    East West Rail surveys underway

    2020-11-20T05:00:00Z

    UK: Project promoter East West Railway Co has begun environmental surveys to inform planning and design work for the Oxford to Cambridge route, and has contacted more than 600 landowners along the future alignment to ask for access in order to help understand local environmental conditions. ...

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    East West Rail interim rolling stock requirements reshaped

    2020-11-13T11:52:00Z

    UK: Oxford to Cambridge railway corridor project promoter East West Railway Co has begun the second phase of engagement with potential rolling stock suppliers, issuing a new Prior Information Notice which includes a set of technical specifications taking account of market feedback gained during the initial ...

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    Online hub to encourage involvement with East West Rail project

    2020-10-16T05:00:00Z

    UK: Oxford to Cambridge railway corridor project promoter East West Railway Co has launched an online ‘Community Hub’ as a one-stop shop for information about the scheme and to encourage local residents to provide feedback. Set up in advance of public consultations which are planned for ...

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
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    East West Railway Co invites interest in support contracts

    2020-09-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Oxford to Cambridge railway corridor project promoter East West Railway Co has invited expressions of interest in the contracts for the provision of engineering and environmental services, land and property services, and commercial management services, for the central section of the route between Bletchley, Bedford and ...

  • East West Rail phases 1 and 2 geographical map
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    East West Railway Co invites bids for ‘self-powered’ trains

    2020-03-09T15:58:00Z

    UK: East West Railway Co has called tenders for the provision of rolling stock for use on future passenger services between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Bedford. The Oxford to Cambridge railway promoter is seeking bids to supply a fleet of 12 ...

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
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    ‘Trusted, bold and innovative’ companies sought for East West Rail

    2020-02-25T16:01:00Z

    UK: Project promoter East West Railway Co has published a Prior Information Notice seeking specialist companies to participate in the development of the planned Oxford – Cambridge rail corridor. A market engagement event is to be held in Milton Keynes on March 5. ‘Our mission is ...

  • East West Rail phases 1 and 2 geographical map
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    Bicester – Bedford railway reinstatement approved

    2020-02-04T16:39:00Z

    UK: The Secretary of State for Transport has approved Network Rail’s application for a Transport Works Act Order granting legal powers for work to begin on the Bicester – Bedford section of the East West Rail project to develop a rail corridor between Oxford ...

  • East West Rail Bedford to Cambridge preferred route option map
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    Route for Bedford – Cambridge section of East – West Rail announced

    2020-01-30T15:52:00Z

    UK: The government has announced its preferred route for the Bedford – Cambridge section of the planned East West Rail corridor which is being developed to link Oxford and Cambridge. The announcement on January 30 follows public consultation on five route options. While the ...

  • Map of the future Oxford - Cambridge railway.
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    East West Rail engineering partner appointed

    2019-10-15T05:00:00Z

    Map of the future Oxford - Cambridge railway. UK: Project promoter East West Railway Co has appointed an Arup-led consortium to support early works for the Bedford – Cambridge section of the East West Rail corridor between Oxford and Cambridge. Arup will work with Environmental ...

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    East West Rail designated as nationally significant project

    2019-09-11T07:00:00Z

    UK: Following a public consultation process the government has designated the Bedford – Cambridge section of the Oxford – Cambridge railway corridor reinstatement scheme as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. This means that project promoter East West Railway Co can apply to the Secretary of State ...

  • Map of the five route options for the Bedford - Cambridge section of the future Oxford - Cambridge railway.
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    Five routes proposed for Bedford – Cambridge railway

    2019-01-28T13:14:39Z

    UK: Oxford to Cambridge railway project promoter East West Railway Co has begun public consultation on five route options for the Bedford – Cambridge section of the future line. While the Western Section between Oxford and Bedford will use upgraded and reinstated existing railway alignments, the Central Section between Bedford ...

  • East West Railway Co is seeking specialist partners to support planning of the Bedford to Cambridge section of the route.
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    Bedford – Cambridge railway planning partners sought

    2019-01-23T09:30:00Z

    UK: Oxford to Cambridge railway corridor project promoter East West Railway Co has published a prior information notice seeking specialist partners to support the planning of the Bedford to Cambridge section, which is it envisaged could open in the mid-2020s. The government’s 2018 budget allocated £20m for the development of ...