All East West Rail articles

  • East West Rail phases 1 and 2 geographical map
    News

    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
    Rail Business UK

    ‘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
    Rail Business UK

    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
    Rail Business UK

    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.
    Rail Business UK

    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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    Rail Business UK

    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.
    Rail Business UK

    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.
    Rail Business UK

    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 ...

  • 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.
    Rail Business UK

    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.
    Rail Business UK

    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 ...