Train Services

Bletchley Station

The Western Section of East West Rail will see the introduction of three new passenger services, for direct services within the region and connections to national mainline services. These services are due to start operating in the early 2020s.

Three passenger services are proposed, as follows:

Bedford to Oxford (continuing to Reading)

Bedford – Ridgmont – Woburn Sands – Bletchley – Winslow – Bicester Village – Oxford Parkway – Oxford – Reading

1 train per hour in each direction
Approximate journey time: Bedford to Oxford 61 minutes

No change to the existing hourly sopping service on the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley is envisaged.

Milton Keynes to Oxford (continuing to Reading)

Milton Keynes – Bletchley – Winslow – Bicester Village – Oxford Parkway – Oxford – Reading

1 train per hour in each direction
Approximate journey time: Milton Keynes to Oxford 41 minutes

Milton Keynes to Aylesbury (continuing to London Marylebone)

Milton Keynes – Bletchley – Winslow – Aylesbury Vale Parkway – Aylesbury – Princes Risborough – High Wycombe – London Marylebone

1 train per hour in each direction
Approximate journey time: Milton Keynes to Aylesbury 33 minutes

Additional Trains

East West Rail will become part of the national strategic infrastructure that may ultimately be used by long-distance cross-country passenger and freight trains.

Actual service patterns are to be confirmed and will be announced by the Department for Transport at a later stage.