Delivery of Oxford-Cambridge
The Partnership will continue to work with government and the East West Railway Company to support delivery of Oxford-Cambridge (including Aylesbury-Milton Keynes) at the earliest opportunity.
For East West Rail to realise its full potential, direct services must extend beyond Oxford-Cambridge. Its potential should truly be ‘coast to coast' - from Norfolk and Suffolk to Bristol and south Wales
It is important to recognise that East West Rail is not just about improving east-west connectivity: it is integral to improving connectivity across the country
Interchange and strategic transport hubs
The East West Main Line’s potential to connect to services on other main lines is significant. Frictionless interchange is required for onward rail journeys and to other modes.
A 21st Century main line
The East West Main Line should reflect the 21st century communities it serves. It must be an exemplar for its high-quality standards of design, construction and operation.
Greater use of rail for freight and logistics provides additional resilience for the business community, while also supporting the need to achieve net zero.