Welcome to East West Rail

East West Rail is a major project to establish a strategic railway connecting East Anglia with Central, Southern and Western England.

Latest news

30 Jan 2015
A temporary site compound has been set up in a farmer's field at Verney...
12 Jan 2015
Buckinghamshire residents will have the opportunity to give their views on...

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  • @eastwestrail Mar 13 @FlintyRich Scope for Western Section Phase 2 to be finalised this summer, then we'll have more information to share on timescales etc.
Project Progress

View our Project Progress update newsletters as the East West Rail Western Section takes shape. 

East West Rail video

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The proposed East West Rail link falls into three distinct sections; Western, Central and Eastern.

Western Section - Phase 2

From Bedford to Bicester and Milton Keynes to Aylesbury & Princes Risborough

Bicester to Oxford - Phase 1

Keep up to date with construction progress between Oxford and Bicester with the 'Oxford to Bicester Collaboration' between Chiltern Railways, East West Rail and Network Rail.

Central Section

View progress towards identifying a route and developing the case to extend EWR east to Cambridge.