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7 July 2017 Western Section’s first phase wins top industry award

Bicester to Oxford Collaboration was named winner of the Cross Industry Partnership Award for the delivery of Chiltern Railway’s Oxford to London service at the Rail Industry Innovation Awards. The collaboration consists of Chiltern Railways, Network Rail, Carillion Buckingham Joint Venture, Atkins, Siemens and RSK. Rob Mole, East West Rail project manager at Network Rail, […]

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30 June 2017 Have your say on plans to transform east-west rail services

The views of residents, businesses and passengers are being sought on the next stage of plans to continue the transformation of cross country rail services in Britain. The consultation on Western Section Phase 2 of East West Rail, starting today (Friday 30 June), is an opportunity to discuss and comment on initial plans to help […]

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25 April 2017 Western Section land referencing to start

The East West Rail, Western Section, Phase 2 project (EWR2) in preparation for the second round of consultation must seek to identify everyone who either owns and/or has an interest in land that may be affected by the project. Carter Jonas, on behalf of Network Rail, EWR2, will be carrying out a land referencing exercise. […]

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25 January 2017 East West Rail Managing Director Announced

Phil Verster will become managing director of the East West Rail project announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling last month.

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12 December 2016 Transport Secretary launches Oxford – Bicester – Marylebone service

Chiltern Railways start train services from Oxford city centre to London via Bicester, as East West Rail Phase One is complete.

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7 December 2016 Transport Secretary Announces New Approach to Deliver East West Rail

A new organisation will deliver the design, construction and operation of the missing railway link between Oxford and Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.

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24 November 2016 Autumn Statement 2016: £110 million investment in East West Rail

The Chancellor has announced funding to accelerate delivery of the railway to link Oxford and Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.

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22 November 2016 Railway upgrade from Oxford to Bicester is complete

Chiltern Railways will start operating train services from Oxford to London Marylebone via Oxford Parkway and Bicester Village on Monday 12th December,

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17 November 2016 Consortium response to National Infrastructure Commission Report

“This corridor is a national asset that competes on the world stage and can fire the British economy,” says Sir John Armitt.

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11 November 2016 Council leaders ‘optimistic’ as Government restates the importance of East West Rail

The Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed the Government’s commitment to deliver East West Rail at the earliest opportunity.

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