Eastern Section

The railway east of Cambridge is extensively used by freight, and passenger services are provided under the Greater Anglia Franchise, operating as ONE (formerly Anglia Railways). However, until 2002, there were no direct passenger trains between Cambridge and Norwich.
 

A new hourly service was introduced in September 2002 after a successful joint bid by Anglia Railways and the EWR Consortium to the Strategic Rail Authority, and the award of a £9.2 million grant from the Rail Passenger Partnership Fund. The service has proved to be a huge success with almost 600,000 journeys being made each year, with 44% of passengers having previously made their journeys by car. It has also facilitated journeys by rail for people who would not, prior to the introduction of this new service, have been able to make the journey at all. The service is going from strength to strength, and the number of journeys has increased by almost 20% in two years.

In December 2004, the train operator, ONE, introduced an hourly service from Ipswich to Cambridge to reflect the increasing strategic importance of this important rail corridor.

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  • News: Contract award 'a significant milestone' for 'visionary, strategic transport scheme' that is East West Rail http://t.co/6KPunYj4hM 4 days 9 hours ago
  • RT @VelocityGrowth: We've been talking to some interesting MK businesses today who have benefitted from Velocity grants, details coming soo… 4 days 21 hours ago
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  • Good evening @MKHour! We'll be speaking about East West Rail at MK City Breakfast Club on 1st Oct. Hope to meet some of you there #MKHour 4 days 21 hours ago
  • News: Contract award 'significant milestone' for 'visionary, strategic transport scheme' that is East West Rail http://t.co/6KPunYj4hM 4 days 21 hours ago
  • .@Puffles2010 EWR Consortium working closely with NetworkRail & DfT to identify route & services for greatest benefit http://t.co/dDNFykXJU5 1 week 3 days ago
  • Thank you all who came to the EWR evening in Steeple Claydon. Your views matter & your interest and support for the railway was tremendous. 1 week 5 days ago
  • Capital rail link consultation is open for views (From Oxford Mail) http://t.co/IP3xFMaTxo 2 weeks 6 hours ago
  • RT @TheOxfordMail: Capital rail link consultation is open for views: A CONSULTATION on a proposed new timetable between Oxford an... http:/… 2 weeks 6 hours ago
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  • RT @BiOxCollab: Demolition work will commence tomorrow at McKay Trading Estate off London Road in Bicester in prep for the new Bicester Tow… 2 weeks 7 hours ago
  • @MikeSJ69 You can meet our Environment Manager at a public drop-in session in Steeple Claydon tomorrow evening. http://t.co/qSYHX6BWTn 2 weeks 8 hours ago
  • Public info evening to discuss EWR railway crossing proposals Steeple Claydon, #Buckinghamshire 17 Sept 5.30-8.30 pm http://t.co/VStbp5YG87 2 weeks 8 hours ago
  • @MikeSJ69 Yes. Nature is thriving & ecologists are working on environmental impact assessment before any construction work starts. 2 weeks 8 hours ago
  • @MikeSJ69 Not sure where this is exactly, but we have ecologists conducting surveys on the disused track in Buckinghamshire at present. 2 weeks 9 hours ago
  • Photo from the public meeting about railway crossings in Swanbourne in Aug. Great turn out & feedback from residents. http://t.co/BroLVwEvab 3 weeks 2 hours ago
  • Public info evening to discuss EWR railway crossing proposals Steeple Claydon, #Buckinghamshire 17 Sept 5.30-8.30 pm http://t.co/8YErjkoxcl 3 weeks 2 hours ago
  • Railway boost is great as long as the plans stay on track (From Oxford Mail) http://t.co/otxjnFpXor 3 weeks 1 day ago
  • "We'll be at the centre of the rail universe" @oxfordtimes feature on rail and transport developments in #Oxford http://t.co/pTGtK8Gu9y 3 weeks 1 day ago
  • New study supports economic case for investment in East West Rail Central Section to Cambridge http://t.co/aIBRaO4rre 1 month 1 week ago
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  • New study supports economic case for investment in East West Rail Central Section to Cambridge http://t.co/aIBRaO4rre 1 month 1 week ago
  • Network Rail seek Swanbourne residents' views on railway crossings. Public meeting 5-8pm 13th Aug #buckinghamshire http://t.co/lLP6IjyHI0 1 month 3 weeks ago
  • Masterplan for Oxford station development unveiled. http://t.co/rgHvJL55VH 1 month 3 weeks ago
  • Delightful comments from Elstow schoolchildren who visited Ridgmont station http://t.co/1AmvbZpfh4 @BedfordTC 2 months 4 days ago
  • Oxford Station Redevelopment Plans Unveiled http://t.co/6W4bRf93yX 2 months 1 week ago
  • “@SustransBedford: @eastwestrail we've got a stand. Next to stage in Sports Village - free smoothies avalivable” #bedfordriverfestival 2 months 1 week ago
  • “@SustransBedford: @eastwestrail we've got a stand. Next to stage in Sports Village - free smoothies avalivable” 2 months 1 week ago
  • RT @marstonvalecrp: A quickie to let you all know that we'll be at the Bedford #riverfestival tomorrow, and we have a special service! http… 2 months 1 week ago
  • @SustransBedford are you just visiting or do you have a stand? 2 months 1 week ago
  • Indeed! Meantime, enjoy #bedfordriverfestival this weekend and special Sunday service on @marstonvalecrp Bletchley-Bedford line. 2 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @marstonvalecrp: .@eastwestrail there is a special service this Sunday on our line. Hopefully a sign of things to come! http://t.co/Z8ap 2 months 2 weeks ago
  • Business MK :: News :: New rail link is worth £73m a year to the economy, say experts http://t.co/GL2d2CU2uk 2 months 3 weeks ago
  • The Bicester Oxford section of East West Rail and Chiltern's line is being delivered by @BIOXcollab. Follow for updates on work in progress. 2 months 3 weeks ago
  • @FiskTweets We're aiming for direct services from Norfolk to Bedford-Oxf'd+ Reading. Working on case for Cambridge Bedford line investment. 2 months 3 weeks ago
  • East West Rail could boost economy by ‘double original estimates’ - Bucks Herald: http://t.co/hHBG6klRXh 2 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @marstonvalecrp: Now here's a bit of news. We're getting a redeveloped station at Bletchley as part of @SEMLEP's #GrowthDeal http://t.co 2 months 3 weeks ago
  • Cash to improve links to East West Rail announced - Buckingham Advertiser: http://t.co/OEcn5Rit0j 2 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @MK_Model_Rail: Pleased to say we'll be welcoming @eastwestrail back to our Feb 2015 exhibition! 2 months 4 weeks ago
  • Our June update is now on our website here. http://t.co/NC5z3h73dH 3 months 1 day ago
  • It's buzzing at the Institution of Civil Engineers Rail Conference. We're delighted for opportunity to talk East West Rail #ICE_RAILCONF 3 months 1 day ago
  • RT @ipryce: Interesting @eastwestrail presentation @LoveBedford meet today. Means commuters from as far as Bicester can access @bedfordcoll 3 months 1 week ago
  • @ipryce @LoveBedford @bedfordcollege Or even Oxford with direct train service and expected journey time of 1 hour. 3 months 1 week ago
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  • Thank you @lovebedford for opportunity to talk about East West Rail to Bedford businesses today + listen to @DaveTheMayor & @VelocityGrowth 3 months 1 week ago
  • @Eastreadingcom Something for bus operators to consider? Stagecoach already run X5 Bedford - Cambridge, though not train station to station. 3 months 1 week ago
  • @Matt_McCann_ I will respond by email. Short answer is track will be rebuilt and electrified & trains will start running again by March 2019 3 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @Eastreadingcom: Rail Journeys in Southern England to transformed by @eastwestrail see http://t.co/yspIOK3lbk http://t.co/p4svqDAOTY 3 months 3 weeks ago
  • @Eastreadingcom Thanks for help spreading the word. Expect more news/publicity as the project progresses and gathers momentum. 3 months 3 weeks ago
  • East West Rail Joint Delivery Board appoints new chair MT "Cllr Rose to oversee vital rail project (From Oxford Mail) http://t.co/2XaRVtnsNv 4 months 8 hours ago
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  • Cllr Rodney Rose, @benjackson52 @HughJaeger enthusing about benefits East West Rail on @bbcoxford. An upbeat start to a Monday morning! 4 months 8 hours ago
  • Tune into @bbcoxford for talk about East West Rail now. 4 months 8 hours ago
  • RT @claycon: http://t.co/vAmUeDdt83 Blog updates on HS2, East West Rail, Calvert Incinerator, Broadband, Cycle Paths, Vale of Aylesbury Pl… 4 months 1 day ago
  • @edintone Surveys, design, consultation & statutory process to get planning consent.Thereafter actual construction will be relatively swift. 4 months 3 days ago
  • “@MK_Model_Rail: Lots of interest in @eastwestrail leaflets at Newton Longville today. All positive!” Good to hear, thank you! 4 months 1 week ago
  • RT @CarlShillitoUK: @eastwestrail who would have thought this line would "rise like a phoenix" - new S&C going in at Bicester 18 May 14. h… 4 months 2 weeks ago
  • @MKHour Won't be able to make it this week but would love to attend in future. 4 months 3 weeks ago
  • @AGDH57 We don't know yet. It will depend on the outcome of the franchise tender process. The line could be used by more than one operator. 4 months 3 weeks ago
  • Welcome new followers! Thanks for all the RTs and follows from #bedfordshirehour and #mkhour. Next stop #buckshour. Heading east to west ... 4 months 3 weeks ago
  • @howardtravis The EWR Consortium are working to develop the business case and aiming for funding in the 2019-24 spending period. 5 months 1 day ago
  • RT @thebestofmk: Get in touch with myself or @mkhour if you'd like to come next week to the Tweetup! Thanks for another great #mkhour :-) 5 months 1 day ago
  • So this was our first time at #mkhour. Will be back and arrive a bit earlier next time! #lovemk 5 months 1 day ago
  • @FreelanceBizEd @MKHour You mean you want to give it back? Happy to supply more! 5 months 1 day ago
  • @MKHour Will do 5 months 1 day ago
  • @Bostockfirstaid Ah - you like to travel. 5 months 1 day ago
  • RT @Bostockfirstaid: @eastwestrail Brilliant! #LoveMK #mkhour 5 months 1 day ago
  • @MKHour Sounds good - where do I find out more? 5 months 1 day ago
  • Once the line is rebuilt, you'll also be able to travel from MK to Heathrow via Reading instead of London - by 2021. #mkhour #LoveMK 5 months 1 day ago
  • RT @Costermk: Evening #mkhour! how about tweeting #lovemk with why #miltonkeynes interests you. @DestinationMK 5 months 1 day ago
  • RT @PopeyeSeven: Good evening. Big congrats to MK Expo for last Friday. Grapevine had 3 new visitors this morning #mkhour 5 months 1 day ago
  • RT @MaloneyPerform: #MKHour Could you please help me spread the word about Olympic Weightlifting in #MiltonKeynes?! http://t.co/dKz1WMcD1V 5 months 1 day ago
  • RT @MidBoulevard: Even if you aren't from Milton Keynes come and join #MKHour a great chance to make great contacts #smashinglot #LoveMK 5 months 1 day ago
  • RT @InspireBizMag: Inspire Business Magazine, the region's newest and BEST business magazine! http://t.co/WgZwYTAvs0 #mkhour 5 months 1 day ago
  • RT @MKEXPO: Good evening #mkhour hope you've had a good week. A few days off for us after a fabulous day at #mkexpo. 5 months 1 day ago
  • RT @VelocityGrowth: Hello #mkhour we're launching soon in #mk and here to help ambitious businesses grow - if you need support or funding g… 5 months 1 day ago
  • RT @DestinationMK: #mkhour check out our Facebook gallery of images from today's #LoveMK Day thanks to all who got involved! https://t.co/3 5 months 1 day ago
  • Good evening #mkhour We're bringing back the railway for direct train to Aylesbury, Oxford and beyond. Follow for news and updates. #LoveMK 5 months 1 day ago
  • @Andy__Buckley Would love to answer that question precisely. EWR Consortium is aiming to secure funding commitment for 2019-24 … 5 months 2 days ago
  • RT @Andy__Buckley: @eastwestrail @marstonvalecrp how long before a trip to Cambridge is likely? Anticipating what the poster says :) http:/… 5 months 2 days ago
  • RT @marstonvalecrp: As its #bedfordshirehour, we are totally saying you should come & have a cuppa at the restored Ridgmont station! http:/… 5 months 4 days ago
  • @Chrisgill95 The first EWR hourly passenger trains don't need a new station in Bedford. Longer term too complex for a tweet & not just EWR 5 months 4 days ago
  • RT @LoveBedford: #bedfordshirehour If you are a town centre business and want to understand more about BedfordBID remember: smallest don't… 5 months 4 days ago
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  • Within five years, you'll be able to get from Bedford to Oxford in less than an hour with East West Rail #bedfordshirehour 5 months 4 days ago
  • We're also working on the case to create a new railway line between Bedford and Cambridge. #bedfordshirehour 5 months 4 days ago
  • Good evening #bedfordshirehour We're bringing back a railway and direct trains between Bedford and Oxford. Follow for news and updates. 5 months 4 days ago
  • “@Andy__Buckley: #Ridgmontstation Anyone with S&T exp able to help with this block instrument?http://t.co/fZHleX4xBK http://t.co/ZdRHm7ksOO 5 months 4 days ago
  • RT @transportgovuk: View a timeline of current transport infrastructure projects http://t.co/HZvGLATZLp #BuildingBritain 5 months 1 week ago
  • Designs for Oxford Parkway Train Station at Water Eaton unveiled. http://t.co/RvaOFE19Ll http://t.co/gIS6TCqxMw 5 months 1 week ago
  • London mayor supports East West Rail - Buckingham Advertiser: http://t.co/91PfCEfJhp Connecting London Oxford Cambridge golden triangle 5 months 1 week ago
  • Attracting new businesses key for Bletchley - Milton Keynes Citizen http://t.co/RVjFWBSkMc 'East West Rail presents a fantastic opportunity' 5 months 1 week ago
  • @gjdash Not yet. Expect more in a few weeks time. 5 months 2 weeks ago
  • Business is booming in Cambridgeshire. Find out more on @BBCLookEast in a moment. 5 months 2 weeks ago
  • New website for Bicester Oxford Collaboration, delivering Chiltern Railways & East West Rail Phase 1 infrastructure. http://t.co/behTEgfBLv 5 months 3 weeks ago
  • Bletchley school pupils learn about railway safety from East West Rail team. http://t.co/232wYuaenh 5 months 3 weeks ago
  • Tech Connected shows Cambridge Oxford rail link vital for both Tech & Med City https://t.co/m9UiQ2RSVO @MayorofLondon @transportgovuk 5 months 3 weeks ago
  • East West Rail will stop London being Ox-Cam U-bend "Boris crosses chasm to champion British science" via @Telegraph http://t.co/ribRbb1BUU 5 months 3 weeks ago
  • Indeed Cambridge to Oxford rail link will avoid need to travel via London @Puffles2010 @calldritt @MayorofLondon @CityGrowthCom @BBCr4today 5 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @Puffles2010: @calldritt @MayorofLondon @CityGrowthCom @BBCr4today Puffles (*points*) to @eastwestrail 5 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @calldritt: Connectivity needed between Oxford, Cambridge and London if we're to take on Boston in biotech @MayorofLondon @CityGrowthCom 5 months 3 weeks ago
  • MT "@BBCLookEast: £2.2bn investment in East Anglia's railways by @networkrail. http://t.co/y9z9ITAosy” Good to see EWR mentioned. 6 months 2 days ago
  • @Eastreadingcom @CllrDaisyBenson But it is mentioned as a future priority in this document - scroll to the last page. http://t.co/IKnzCXtwed 6 months 2 days ago
  • @flyfour The start date is still to be confirmed but it is in the five-year plan to March 2019. 6 months 2 days ago
  • Network Rail gear up to deliver East West Rail. Connecting Bedford, Oxford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury. http://t.co/qgyhfb3cYF 6 months 3 days ago
  • RT @BBCNews: .@networkrail announces 5-year plan to invest £38bn in rail infrastructure http://t.co/vQHjfUUIwp 6 months 3 days ago
  • RT @marstonvalecrp: .@londonmidland & @eastwestrail (& us too) will be at BBRUA's AGM on Wednesday in Bow Brickhill. All free to attend htt… 6 months 3 days ago
  • North West and West Midlands | Better Railway http://t.co/qfMQ3pYU9J #bedfordshire #buckinghamshire #oxfordshire 6 months 3 days ago
  • RT @networkrail: Today we launch http://t.co/MdWWvklDmA– our plans for the next five years. #BetterRailway 6 months 3 days ago
  • RT @lambrettaRT255: @13milepost @marstonvalecrp @eastwestrail it's been years since I went to cambridge sidings on the bedford tripper and … 6 months 4 days ago
  • RT @MK_Model_Rail: London Road level crossing, Bicester, reopened to road traffic today after double track installed for @eastwestrail http… 6 months 4 days ago
  • RT @flyfour: Lovely day eh @eastwestrail - not too much longer & this will ring with long overdue sound of passenger trains! http://t.co/wP 6 months 4 days ago
  • RT @FreelanceBizEd: A raily good idea @eastwestrail http://t.co/r0J8JYAblL 6 months 5 days ago
  • RT @VelocityGrowth: If you’re a business in the South East Midlands and looking to grow, go to http://t.co/3t7ypouNoe to find out more abou… 6 months 6 days ago
  • RT @claycon: http://t.co/OCCmNBOT77 Crossrail extension to Reading could connect with East West Rail @eastwestrail 6 months 1 week ago
  • Buckinghamshire company joint venture wins £87m contract for Chiltern Railways and EWR Oxford Bicester construction. http://t.co/hbfNuTNzzh 6 months 2 weeks ago
  • We'll be giving an update on @EastWestRail at the Bedford Bletchley Rail Users Association AGM in Bow Brickhill on 2nd April. 6 months 2 weeks ago
  • Thanks also to Oxon Bucks Rail Action Committee for invitation to speak about @EastWestRail this evening. 6 months 2 weeks ago
  • Thank you Bedford BID for the opportunity to talk with enthusiastic Bedford business owners about @EastWestRail this morning. @LoveBedford 6 months 2 weeks ago
  • Maybe on special occasions! MT “@marstonvalecrp: Decided this bad boy should be new train when @eastwestrail starts. http://t.co/xHxOTtdYQQ 6 months 3 weeks ago
  • Work to upgrade rail link at Bicester http://t.co/dM24qNrJFb #buckshour 7 months 20 hours ago
  • RT @stone_lorraine: @rwjc22 @mkfm @eastwestrail can't wait that will be heaven sent :) 7 months 20 hours ago
  • RT @MichaelGarvey66: Speaking this morning at the rail led development conference on behalf of @eastwestrail. Hearing about the impact of C… 7 months 5 days ago
  • Vegetation clearance work on East West Rail line underway http://t.co/kdbsuFS4yp via @itvanglia 7 months 1 week ago
  • Thanks for the feature and comment on East West Rail @rail http://t.co/ajnEPW8qWc 7 months 1 week ago
  • Work on the East-West Rail line commences as £45 million is pledged from local authorities. | http://t.co/cO86kMCGPh: http://t.co/QRyLiU1210 7 months 1 week ago
  • RT @TheOxfordMail: Rail commuters accept short-term pain for long-term gain: COMMUTERS have taken their last train ride on the Bi... http:/… 7 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @MK_Model_Rail: Talking of @eastwestrail here's a pic of the partially cleared line at Verney Junction yesterday: http://t.co/xR9zD8usxy 7 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @MK_Model_Rail: @rwjc22 @eastwestrail Seemed to be. Certainly was from Steeple Claydon to Swanbourne. Here's Swanbourne: http://t.co/Cr5 7 months 2 weeks ago
  • @Andy__Buckley @marstonvalecrp @MK_Model_Rail Very happy to be your neighbour at such events. 7 months 2 weeks ago
  • @MK_Model_Rail Thank you for organising such a good event. 7 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @MK_Model_Rail: Thanks to all - layouts, traders, members and visitors - for making our 2014 exhibition our best yet. We had a great day… 7 months 2 weeks ago
  • BBC News - Last train to run on Oxford to Bicester line before revamp http://t.co/nzoQOjUnKE 7 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @MK_Model_Rail: As well as model trains at our Feb 15 exhibition, our friends @eastwestrail will be there to talk about the project. #mi 7 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @CllrWarrenWhyte: It's great to see the start of @eastwestrail construction, much better value than #hs2 @chilternrailway 7 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @chilternrailway: Last day of Bicester Town -Oxford today. We'll be replacing the train with a bus until we reopen the much improved lin… 7 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @iainastewart: Delighted to see progress on important East-West Rail project https://t.co/yDAhW0waEW 8 months 2 days ago
  • RT @MK_Model_Rail: Interested in what's happening with the @eastwestrail project? Come and talk to representatives at our Feb 15 model rail… 8 months 2 days ago
  • @MK_Model_Rail For the love of trains, we'll be there! And we hear that East West Rail champion @iainastewart will be there too. 8 months 2 days ago
  • Network Rail set to clear section of track pre-upgrade - Milton Keynes Citizen: http://t.co/6eqYKCYp4O 8 months 3 days ago
  • @ste_tino @networkrail It is a dormouse nest nest box / daytime shelter used by ecologists in surveys to help detect their presence. 8 months 6 days ago
  • “@MKDarlo: @eastwestrail more to the point there is a discount for railway ticket holders i think” Free buses from Bletchley station too. 8 months 6 days ago
  • For more details of the MK Model Railway Society Exhibition 15 Feb http://t.co/3KctuwWJdk follow @MK_Model_Rail 8 months 6 days ago
  • A treat for train lovers on Valentine's weekend. Come along! Exquisite model railways & we'll be there too! http://t.co/3KctuwWJdk 8 months 6 days ago
  • New-look Bicester Town station design is unveiled via @OxfordMail http://t.co/q7UBY0oihw A stop on future Bedford Oxford East West Rail line 8 months 6 days ago
  • RT @AdvertiserGrpEd: Chiltern Railways have revealed their new designs for Bicester Town Station. More to come. http://t.co/wydoo9ZFY6 8 months 1 week ago
  • Vegetation clearance work starts on 'mothballed' section of railway for East West Rail http://t.co/SGZIkpPg3I 8 months 1 week ago
  • RT @YourMKWeb: Network Rail work on proposed East West Rail tracks in Milton Keynes http://t.co/4zXv3FGrVu 8 months 1 week ago
  • Suspect many of you found BBC2 Grt British Railway Journeys interesting last night. Still on iPlayer if you missed it http://t.co/i7WBpHJAr5 8 months 2 weeks ago
  • Bedford connected http://t.co/37cqsQemk1 East West Rail to link hi-tech hubs: London, Oxford, Cambridge, Bedford @bedfordtoday 8 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @BedsNews: Reopening of east-west railway line between Cambridge and Bedford wins Government backing:... http://t.co/1oeS0gOKrN #Bedford 9 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @Puffles2010: @Andrew_Adonis ...& Cambridge-Bristol requires going thru London. @eastwestrail may change this. Think beyond the M25. 9 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @Puffles2010: @Andrew_Adonis Puffles (*asks*): "What transport infrastructure ***outside*** of London would reduce pressure inside it? E… 9 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @Andrew_Adonis: Sadiq Khan introduces these essays on future of London, including mine on transport: http://t.co/ne9ARGaEDJ 9 months 2 weeks ago
  • Missing jigsaw in Cambridge to Bedford railway line a step closer - Politics - Eastern Daily Press #rail http://t.co/C6lXtheWHL 9 months 2 weeks ago
  • Under-Secretary of State for Transport Stephen Hammond MP & @christianwolmar will be at Suffolk Rail Conference tomorrow too #suffolk #rail 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • Our rail expert Patrick O'Sullivan will be speaking about East West Rail at Suffolk Rail Conference tomorrow in Ipswich #rail #suffolk 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • Reopening east-west railway line between Cambridge and Oxford, via Bedford, wins Government backing http://t.co/NqkBfFeMNE 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @BrynleyHeaven: @railfutureea @eastwestrail first time I've seen a government map/diagram explicitly show Bedford to Cambridge railway l… 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @TheOxfordMail: Government backs moves to reopen old Varsity Line link to Cambridge: AFTER nearly 50 years, the Varsity Line c... http:/… 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @TheInfoDaily: Transport links planned for 'tech cluster' London, Oxford and Cambridge http://t.co/qafGEPQvtW @eastwestrail @UCamEnterpr 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @RailfutureEA: DfT plans for new and enhanced rail links for Cambridge-Oxford-London technology triangle including @eastwestrail https:… 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • @AndyGritt Sorry to hear this. 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • DfT support East West Rail link between Oxford, Cambridge & London to improve connections between key hi-tech hubs http://t.co/DZJPaJDtRg 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @TheInfoDaily: Transport links planned for 'tech cluster' London, Oxford and Cambridge http://t.co/ibncyxT2V0 @transportgovuk @networkra 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @marstonvalecrp: Nice to see @eastwestrail getting another mention in the National Infrastructure Plan as a priority project. http://t.c… 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • RT @Puffles2010: @julianhuppert @Jessica_Asato Puffles (*notes*) https://t.co/V3OWGOdbUn may be of interest cc @eastwestrail @CBTransport 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • @Puffles2010 Thank you 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • @AndyGritt This will depend on the train operator and therefore will not be known until the franchise tender process has been completed. 9 months 3 weeks ago
  • Looking forward to visiting @MK_Model_Rail today. We'll have an East West Rail stand at the 15 February exhibition too. 10 months 2 days ago
  • Thanks for MK Bus Citizen article @FreelanceBizEd Best wishes as start-up micro biz freelancer. Do stay in touch! http://t.co/cQRnCvIeHN 10 months 2 days ago
  • Rail scheme is on track to deliver to local companies - Milton Keynes Citizen: http://t.co/PSrSQv6EkJ #eastwestrail 10 months 2 days ago
  • @BucksLibDems It's an error. Have asked BBC to amend this. 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • @BucksLibDems Work is ongoing by the EWR Consortium to make the case for a Bedford Cambridge link. 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • @BucksLibDems Dec 2017 is target for trains to run on Oxford-Bedford, MK - Aylesbuy line. Work being delivered in phases between now & then. 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • In case you missed it, councils confirm £45m contribution towards East West Rail link via BBC News http://t.co/yemYrx4mip Good news! 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • Thank you @iainastewart, @julianhuppert & All-Party Parliamentary Group for East West Rail http://t.co/CfUAvd1KfN http://t.co/TbgnkkKx2O 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @rs_clarke: @jamesgleave1 Genuinely impressed. And agree it will be excellent for the area 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @julianhuppert: @Puffles2010 @ClareMoriarty @eastwestrail @SHammondMP no. There is a study being done into options 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • @ProffittSteve That's great to hear. Maybe you'll be driving a train along here in a few years time. 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @ProffittSteve: @eastwestrail as a train driver at Aylesbury and a resident of Padbury nr Winslow I'm really looking forward to being a … 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • Cllr Janet Blake gives U-SoS Transport Sephen Hammond MP firm commitment of £45m local contribution to East West Rail http://t.co/CfUAvd1KfN 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • ‘East West Rail link go-ahead puts city at network’s heart’ (From The Oxford Times) http://t.co/39bz25c3QA 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • East West Rail is coming and it's good for Buckinghamshire ... read more here from @buckscc http://t.co/mZx8cGcT5N 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • What an exciting week it's been for East West Rail! http://t.co/CfUAvd1KfN 10 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @MggW: Very good @IROMids presentation tonight about East-West Rail. Creating jobs, improving capacity + freight + passenger journeys #I 10 months 4 weeks ago
  • RT @RailfutureTV: @eastwestrail's Patrick Sullivan & @networkrail's Christ Aldridge take questions at @Railfuture Rail Users Conference htt… 11 months 7 hours ago
  • RT @RailfutureTV: Patrick Sullivan told @Railfuture Rail Users' Conference @eastwestrail is evaluating Bedford–Cambridge route options http… 11 months 7 hours ago
  • Grain silo at Water Eaton in Oxon has gone. Oxford Parkway railway station, to serve East West Rail, is on its way. http://t.co/zI55NX0zX2 11 months 2 days ago
  • ORR @railregulation confirms funds for East West Rail to link Bedford, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and beyond. http://t.co/dTjCvOVkkM 11 months 3 days ago
  • "East West Rail will provide new journey opportunities and better travelling experiences for passengers" determines @railregulation 11 months 3 days ago
  • Cherwell District Council back East West Rail with £4m+ investment saying 'It couldn't have come at a better time' http://t.co/uAmz2cOZOZ 11 months 1 week ago
  • @Puffles2010 @jamesgleave1 Do Dragon fairies do magic? 11 months 1 week ago
  • @BedfordTweets Cheer up Bedford people. The return of an East West railway from Bedford to Oxford & beyond is something to look forward to. 11 months 1 week ago
  • Council leader explains why @oxfordshirecc councillors support investment in East West Rail http://t.co/d6sW0N4Y8V 1hr 7 min 30 secs 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • @MK_Model_Rail @MNMiltonKeynes @MKpicks @BletchleyTownCC @arriva_mk @INMK_net @MKARS_Rally @mkwolf1877 Thank you! 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • RT @SustransBedford: Step closer to getting a train from Bedford to MK to Oxford - http://t.co/gNNEp4f9mw 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • "Very positive for Milton Keynes" says MK Council Leader. East West Rail to improve city's transport links. http://t.co/8fxMuBz4mh 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • Mix 96 - News - East West Rail Project Could Move A Step Closer Tonight http://t.co/03BCHeImMK 11 months 2 weeks ago
  • @TransPlanSoc @CIHTUK All the best for a good evening hearing about @eastwestrail from @jamesgleave1 11 months 3 weeks ago
  • @HungryHatter @YourMKWeb And that is why there is an @eastwestrail crossings task force to consider appropriate options with local input. 12 months 2 days ago
  • @jamesgleave1 @TransPlanSoc @CIHTUK Yes! 12 months 2 days ago
  • East West Rail scheme will help make Central Bedfordshire 'a great place to do business' says council leader http://t.co/a1plIXXBSp 1 year 1 week ago
  • 10,000 lorry trips saved by delivering ballast by rail for Bicester Oxford railway. http://t.co/q1teTTlIiI via @TheOxfordMail #eastwestrail 1 year 1 week ago
  • BBC News - Recycled rail ballast delivered for new Oxford to Bicester line http://t.co/vZpBCeCNFH, part of the East West Rail route. 1 year 2 weeks ago
  • ... and there'll be more on East West Rail on BBC Look East this evening. 1 year 2 weeks ago
  • BBC - Three Counties Radio Iain Lee talks to our rail expert Patrick O'Sullivan about East West Rail. 39 minutes in. http://t.co/pF394y2MG2 1 year 2 weeks ago
  • Hear about East West Rail Bedford Cambridge on BBC Radio Cambs breakfast show this morning. http://t.co/LauY2uweMC Starts 2 hours in. 1 year 2 weeks ago
  • Collaboration to deliver East West Rail between Oxford and Bicester is announced. http://t.co/sqYtmQLcsw 1 year 3 weeks ago
  • RT @jamesgleave1: I'm talking to @cihtUK & @TransPlanSoc members about @eastwestrail. In case you cared. http://t.co/YYKalOK5Ky 1 year 3 weeks ago
  • RT @sunildvr: Can't quite believe it will take me nearly 3.5 hours by bus from Cambridge to Oxford. Full route of @eastwestrail can't come … 1 year 4 weeks ago
  • RT @Railfuture: Patrick O'Sullivan of @EastWestRail confirmed as speaker at @Railfuture conference in Oxford on 2nd Nov - book now! http://… 1 year 4 weeks ago
  • @OxfordFreddie Will do! 1 year 1 month ago
  • ‘Village should be on rail link’ - Community News - Bedford Today: http://t.co/weMtQPfKaO 1 year 1 month ago
  • Council support for East West Rail which will link part of central Bedfordshire to Oxford, Bedford & Milton Keynes. http://t.co/nYF912CQTO 1 year 1 month ago
  • RT @BedsNews: East West Rail scheme from Bedford to Reading to receive £5m funding boost: MORE than £5 m... http://t.co/a6OVcbR7Ur #Bedford 1 year 1 month ago
  • RT @bbfuk: If you love @bbfuk – shout about it! http://t.co/9WinsWAR3z #BucksBusiness 1 year 1 month ago
  • Central Beds councillors support improved rail connection with East West Rail http://t.co/wBB9XgnnfD via @BiggyChronicle #bedfordshire 1 year 1 month ago
  • RT @SustransBedford: Too hot? Not looking forward to train journey home? Fear not! At Bedford Train Station there is a nice cool smoothie w… 1 year 2 months ago
  • @AGDH57 The track will be Network Rail. Franchise process will determine who runs the trains, so we don't know yet. 1 year 2 months ago
  • Work steams ahead on new Bicester rail link - Business - Buckingham Advertiser: http://t.co/4KfYS7MdC6 1 year 2 months ago
  • This evening we'll be at Lidlington Parish Council meeting in Bedfordshire to discuss all things East West Rail. 1 year 2 months ago
  • Politicians back ‘no brainer’ £5.4 million spend on East West rail - More News - Bucks Herald: http://t.co/B40m0xxQ9r 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @Dombucksherald: Cllrs lending backing to east-west rail fixed spending of £5.385m across 15 years. Most funding secured already #aylesb 1 year 2 months ago
  • .@aylesburyvale approved #EastWestRail local funding contribution. Winslow station & Aylesbury-Milton Keynes link are part of EWR scheme. 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @aylesburyvale: Cllr Paternoster replies to all comments. Contribution is fixed and spread over 5 years so members happily give the thum… 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @aylesburyvale: AVDC's contribution = £5.358m which Cllr Hughes describes as a no-brainer to nods of agreement so looks 'on track' to ge… 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @aylesburyvale: Yes to the £100k. A bit of a train theme as east-west rail next. Winslow gets a new station in 2017. Councils to pay £50… 1 year 2 months ago
  • @B4Bucks Thank you! 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @B4Bucks: #B4BucksIssue4 is out now! 'East West Rail' - See the full B4 Article here - http://t.co/q1tweM4BQt 1 year 2 months ago
  • “@marstonvalecrp: We have some new office space to let at Ridgmont station building. Of interest to your followers? http://t.co/JBnr0TGLe8 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @marstonvalecrp: @eastwestrail We have some new office space to let at Ridgmont station building. Of interest to your followers? http://… 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @SEMidlandsLEP: We have two new team members and are recruiting for three more positions to expand our team further http://t.co/tbKJVo0q 1 year 2 months ago
  • Welcome @ChamberMK We'd love to meet you and your members to talk about East West Rail. Will be in touch. 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @NorthantsCoC: Northamptonshire Chamber is proud to announce that we are launching @ChamberMK today http://t.co/Z08ZPVvVOk #JoinYourCham 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @mk_citizen: Blank canvas as new Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce starts life http://t.co/sR3nRz8Hja 1 year 2 months ago
  • Oxford the centre of the Rail Universe (From Oxford Mail) http://t.co/MRRq9WGpvX 1 year 2 months ago
  • Campaigners highlight need to reinstate former railway line - Local News - Biggleswade Today: http://t.co/WQdwMr3weN 1 year 2 months ago
  • @rwjc22 @jamesgleave1 Brogborough. Good discussion on how future services on East West Rail may look and how parish councils can influence. 1 year 2 months ago
  • MPs @iainastewart & Richard Fuller show support for Bedford Cambridge rail link at Rail Future & CBT campaign rally http://t.co/OXNDs3foyk 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @StephenJoseph7: @marstonvalecrp @eastwestrail @iainastewart good to have been part of Bedford-Sandy walk, for recreating full Oxford-Ca… 1 year 2 months ago
  • RT @marstonvalecrp: @stephenjoseph7 keep up the good work! 1 year 2 months ago
  • Correction! East West Rail & @MarstonValeCRP updates at Brogborough Parish Council Bedfordshire on Weds 3rd July - that's tomorrow evening. 1 year 3 months ago
  • 'I want to see EWR extend from Bedford to Cambridge. Today shows how important it is to the people of Bedford & E Anglia.' Richard Fuller MP 1 year 3 months ago
  • 'Extending EWR east of Bedford to Cambridge & E.Anglia will create jobs & link the country's main science & research centres.' @iainastewart 1 year 3 months ago
  • Overheard: 'It was taking me so long to commute to work in traffic that I don't go home during the week now.' 1 year 3 months ago
  • Overheard: 'I don't live far from Bedford but rarely come here because it's so difficult to travel east-west without a car.' 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @SitPax: Looking forward 2 @railfuture @sustrans walk 10:30am tomorrow from Priory Marina to Sandy. Our country needs @EastWestRail #Bed 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @Railfuture: 3 MPs: Richard Fuller, Julian Huppert & Iain Stewart joining @Railfuture and CBT on Saturday for railway rally/walk. http:/… 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @marstonvalecrp: MT @eastwestrail: Richard Fuller, @iainastewart & @StephenJoseph7 show support for rail link to extend to #Cambridge ht… 1 year 3 months ago
  • 'Next stop Cambridge!' say Rail Future and Campaign for Better Transport. http://t.co/0pjX4rmnwL 1 year 3 months ago
  • MPs Richard Fuller #Bedford & Iain Stewart #MiltonKeynes show continued support for rail link to extend to #Cambridge http://t.co/9w0mH5O9o4 1 year 3 months ago
  • Overheard: 'I spend 5 hours a week queueing at the Black Cat roundabout driving to & from work. We need the Bedford-Cambridge rail link.' 1 year 3 months ago
  • The walkers, cyclists and ducks are gathering for Rail Future's Bedford to Cambridge rail rally. #eastwestrail 1 year 3 months ago
  • @marstonvalecrp Maybe it will visit for a special occasion. 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @marstonvalecrp: Sadly, our request for the Orient Express to enter service on our line wasn't in the #spendingreview. But at least we h… 1 year 3 months ago
  • Campaigners to walk old railway route to highlight need for it to be rebuilt. http://t.co/nkdxuN4p64 #rail #bedford #cambridge #sandy 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @oxfordtimes: New freight line back on track for 2015: NETWORK Rail is making preparations to lay the new freight line throu... http://t… 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @ICE_engineers: Have you read our report on UK #transport today? Go to http://t.co/si2RESpaXb and tweet us your views via #SoNTransport 1 year 3 months ago
  • @BodyLaser Thank you for your support. We think so too and are working on the business case. 1 year 3 months ago
  • Good to talk at The Bell Winslow tonight, sharing info about East West Rail answering questions & hearing views. Tks to Winslow Ch of Trade. 1 year 3 months ago
  • "An excellent scheme" said housing minister Mark Prisk MP of East West Rail at Showcasing Growth in Bicester event. 1 year 3 months ago
  • Here we are - part of Showcasing Business Growth in Bicester. http://t.co/fiuPeNGfD0 1 year 3 months ago
  • Details on 'Showcasing Growth in Bicester' event on Monday http://t.co/gOd8xxscLT via @cherwellcouncil East West Rail will be there. 1 year 3 months ago
  • Find out about East West Rail on Mon 17 June 7pm at The Bell, Winslow. Contact Winslow Chamber of Trade to book. http://t.co/6UJSYWCkVw 1 year 3 months ago
  • We'll be talking to Mark Fisk MP and others about East West Rail at "Showcasing Growth in Bicester" event on Mon 17th June. #bicester 1 year 3 months ago
  • @MannersPR @BedsChamberInfo @SarahDriscollCB @bedfordcollege @SEMidlandsLEP @ipryce @BusBeacon EastWestRail to create great opps in Bedford. 1 year 3 months ago
  • @mannerspr @davethemayor @richardfuller East West Rail is forecast to inc GDB by £38m pa and create up to 12,000 jobs. Bed-Ox due Dec 2017 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @SEMidlandsLEP: CEO Daniel will later update guests on how #SEMLEP can help businesses in the South East Midlands. http://t.co/FeDMXwegpI 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @SEMidlandsLEP: A few places left for our event @HallWhittlebury tomorrow. Keynote speech on economy and break out workshops. http://t.c… 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @SEMidlandsLEP: Over 115 people are now signed up for Thursday’s #SEMLEP business networking afternoon event. Want to join us? http://t.… 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @railregulation: ORR approves £67m funding to upgrade/close level crossings in England and Wales to improve #safety: http://t.co/yrFPrPv 1 year 3 months ago
  • @LspClaimsLuton @MKBizCit Line closed under British Rail because it was losing money in the 60s. Bedford Bletchley section almost closed too 1 year 3 months ago
  • @LspClaimsLuton @MKBizCit It is a little-known fact that Beeching recommended the Oxford - Cambridge Line be developed, not closed! 1 year 3 months ago
  • RT @Railfuture: Join @Railfuture and @CBTransport on Sat 29 June on Bedford-Sandy walk/cycle to support Bedford-Cambridge rail link - http:… 1 year 3 months ago
  • .@railfuture Ox-Cam walk to show public support for #Cambridge & #Bedford rail link. http://t.co/Ex4fkWMDqb Bedford 29 June. 1 year 3 months ago
  • @tomwalker22 It is too early to say but there will be consultation on these and other matters before plans and designs are finalised. 1 year 3 months ago
  • Leaving Westminster after a positive meeting with @iainastewart and @julianhuppert. Tremendous support for #eastwestrail. 1 year 3 months ago
  • @mobilizingmouse @julianhuppert We are here! @eastwestrail 1 year 3 months ago
  • “@julianhuppert: Now meeting the East West Rail Consortium - we need that line reopened! #fb” Thanks for your support. 1 year 3 months ago
  • Invitation to tender for transport planning consultancy. #EastWestRail Central section between Bedford & Cambridge. http://t.co/3QcJqzvnNc 1 year 3 months ago
  • Positive East West Rail Joint Delivery Board meeting today with new chair Cllr Janet Blake of Bucks County Council. http://t.co/y6SVf89Vyf 1 year 3 months ago
  • Tonight is Aspley Guise Parish Council meeting with updates from @MarstonValeCRP and @EastWestRail. #bedfordshire #rail 1 year 4 months ago
  • Watch Buckinghamshire County Council meeting live here. @buckscc #fullcouncil http://t.co/gW3lLZ83UB 1 year 4 months ago
  • Court paves way from Oxford to London link via Bicester due to open in Spring 2016 http://t.co/YSvIZDz2Ry 1 year 4 months ago
  • BBC News - Chiltern Railways London Marylebone to Oxford line to go ahead http://t.co/XEgqf6hOW7 1 year 4 months ago
  • Wycombe-to-Oxford rail link to go ahead after failed High Court bid (From Bucks Free Press) http://t.co/pvkY08FeTX 1 year 4 months ago
  • COMMENT: The go-ahead for rail link is great news for many (From Oxford Mail) http://t.co/iJWbnk1fT2 1 year 4 months ago
  • It's full steam ahead for new Oxford London rail link. Via Oxford Mail. http://t.co/FE1LXAHRrM 1 year 4 months ago
  • East West Rail Consortium welcomes High Court decision confirming authority to construct Oxford-Bicester rail route. http://t.co/nmToCHXHmz 1 year 4 months ago
  • BBC News - Chiltern Railways London Marylebone to Oxford line to go ahead http://t.co/XEgqf6hOW7 1 year 4 months ago
  • RT @oxfordtimes: Work to start on new Oxford-London rail link just months away after final approval http://t.co/SdboIo4my2 1 year 4 months ago
  • @jamesgleave1 @BCCletts @MikeBond64 @networkrail Indeed, track laying is just one part of the process. 1 year 4 months ago
  • RT @chilternrailway: We're delighted to announce that we have had final approval to start construction on our groundbreaking Oxford to Lond… 1 year 4 months ago
  • @neilf81 Bicester-Bletchley target opening date is Dec 2017 and for EWR services between Bedford & Oxford, Milton Keynes & Aylesbury to run. 1 year 4 months ago
  • @MikeBond64 Of course - thank you for pointing that out! CJ 1 year 4 months ago
  • .@MikeBond64 We're working to a target date of December 2017 for East West Rail services to be operational on the Bicester-Bletchley section 1 year 4 months ago
  • “@oxfordtimes: Work to start on new Oxford-London rail link this summer after final approval announced http://t.co/NSHJOq2tfh 1 year 4 months ago
  • “@TheOxfordMail: Work to start on new Oxford-London rail link this summer after final approval announced http://t.co/qalsvPsGbN 1 year 4 months ago
  • @ProvensaConsult And thank you for following East West Rail. 1 year 4 months ago
  • Here's a good way for electrical engineers to enter the rail industry - men AND women! @claremoriarty @womeninrail http://t.co/imgELD2qvV 1 year 4 months ago

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