The East West Rail (EWR) Project has launched a consultation on the proposals for this once in a generation opportunity to provide frequent, fast and reliable rail links for communities between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge, connecting people with the things that matter most to them.  This will provide the local transport connectivity across the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford growth arc (CaMkOx).

The public consultation includes:

  • Options for new stations at Bedford, to support regeneration in the town centre, as well as at Bedford St Johns and supporting infrastructure;
  • Five route alignment options for the section of East West Rail between Bedford and Cambridge, with an emerging preference for alignments via Cambourne North.

The East West Rail route has been divided into sections to help focus on the most important questions in each area.

  • Section A: Oxford to Bicester – improvements to the existing railway and stations
  • Section B: Bletchley and the Marston Vale Line – improvements to the existing infrastructure, stations and level crossings
  • Section C: Bedford – a new Bedford Station, a new Bedford St Johns Station, improvements to the existing railway and a new section of railway
  • Section D: Clapham Green to The Eversdens – the main section of new railway and new stations
  • Section E: Harlton to Hauxton – new railway and a new railway junction
  • Section F: The Shelfords to Cambridge station – improvements to the existing railway and Cambridge station.

Further information on the consultation which closes on 9th June 2021 can be found here.

Here at J & J Design we can advise landowners and developers and assist with representations to the East West Rail infrastructure proposals.

Contact us to find out how we can help you.