East West Rail news – Page 2

  • Network Rail has submitted an application for the legal powers which would enable it to go ahead with the second phase of the East West Rail project.
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    East West Rail Phase 2 legal powers sought

    2018-07-27T11:36:26Z

    UK: Network Rail has submitted an application for the legal powers which would enable it to go ahead with the second phase of the East West Rail project to reinstate a rail corridor between Oxford, Bicester, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge. Phase 1 between Oxford and Bicester was completed in ...

  • Map of the proposed Oxford to Cambridge railway corridor.
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    East West Rail leads culture change

    2017-04-30T23:01:00Z

    UK: ‘We can build it quicker and cheaper, but what is “it”?’, East West Rail Chairman Rob Brighouse asked on April 25, as he addressed the All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group. Clarity on what ‘it’ is should drive the business model chosen to implement the project that would eventually create an ...

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    East West Rail heads move to vertical reintegration

    2016-12-06T11:15:00Z

    UK: On December 6 Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced a series of measures that aim to provide ‘a better service for the passenger’ through closer working between train operators and infrastructure manager Network Rail. ‘We want to see closer working across the industry to resolve problems more quickly’, said Grayling. ...

  • Network Rail has selected a Bedford – Sandy – Cambridge corridor as its preferred option for the Central Section of the East West Rail project.
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    East West Rail preferred corridor selected

    2016-03-29T14:21:00Z

    UK: Network Rail announced on March 29 that it had selected a Bedford – Sandy – Cambridge corridor as its preferred option for the Central Section of the East West Rail project to reinstate a rail link between Oxford, Cambridge and East Anglia. NR had studied 20 possible corridors before ...

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    Network Rail awards East West Rail contract

    2015-12-04T14:35:00Z

    UK: Network Rail announced on December 4 that it has awarded an alliancing contract to Atkins, Laing O’Rourke and VolkerRail covering the design and construction of Phase 2 of the East West Rail scheme. Involving the reopening of currently disused railway infrastructure between Bletchley and Bicester, Phase 2 would enable ...

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    Chiltern Railways gets powers for Oxford to London project

    2012-10-22T15:47:00Z

    UK: The Secretary of State for Transport has granted legal powers under the Transport & Works Act for the £130m Evergreen 3 project to provide a new route between London and Oxford, Chiltern Railways announced on October 18. A short chord linking the London - Bicester North - Banbury and ...