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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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5 September 2016 Land acquired for new Winslow Station

Buckinghamshire County Council has bought the land for Winslow Station, which will be served by three new passenger services on the East West Rail line.

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16 August 2016 East West Rail key to Economic Development

Strategic Alliance gives steer to Government on developing the Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge growth corridor.

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7 June 2016 Lidlington

Network Rail will be holding public consultation events at the Church Hall, Church Street, Lidlington, Bedfordshire MK43 0RJ

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4 April 2016 Central Section preferred corridor announced

Bedford – Sandy – Cambridge is the identified as the preferred corridor for East West Rail central section.

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29 February 2016 New habitat in Buckinghamshire for rare butterfly

Volunteers from the East West Rail team help Butterfly Conservation create a new habitat near Princes Risborough for the very rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly.

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2 February 2016 East West Rail Consortium wins ADEPT President’s Award

The pioneering partnership approach to delivery of East West Rail scoops the award for ‘Meaningful Devolution for Communities’.

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26 January 2016 East West Rail Phase 1 completion date announced

The first direct service between Oxford city centre and London Marylebone is due to start in December 2016, following completion of the upgraded Oxford to Oxford Parkway railway.

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