Mainline Connections

East West Rail will connect with all of the country’s inter-city main lines, reducing the need to travel across London for many journeys and providing significant overall journey time savings.


Great Western Main Line

Connections from EWR will be made from Didcot Parkway for onward destinations towards Bristol and South Wales, with Reading providing connections to the West Country and the South Coast.

West Coast Main Line

EWR will connect at Milton Keynes Central for services to Birmingham, North West England and Scotland.

Chiltern Main Line

EWR connects with Chiltern main line at Oxford, Bicester and Princes Risborough, enabling a wide choice of onward destinations such as Birmingham and Banbury.

Midland Main Line

Connection from EWR will be from Bedford for travel to East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

East Coast Main Line

Subject to the identification of a preferred and feasible route, the planned but longer term central section of EWR east of Bedford will also likely connect to the East Coast Main Line at Sandy.