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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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4 December 2015 Work continues on second phase of East West Rail

Government confirms commitment to deliver East West Rail, following publication of Network Rail’s Hendy Report. Development work continues.

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4 December 2015 Alliance contracts awarded for East West Rail Phase 2

A major milestone has been reached for East West Rail as contracts have been awarded for the rail link through Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

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3 November 2015 East West Rail Western Section at risk of delay

Consortium is concerned over potential delay to the Western Section of East West Rail between Bicester, Bedford, Aylesbury, Princes Risborough and Milton Keynes.

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14 September 2015 Have your say on second phase of East West Rail

Network Rail is consulting on plans for the Western Section of East West Rail. Public exhibitions will take place between 21st September and 1st October 2015. Consultation material may be viewed at locations in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, and online.

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27 July 2015 Study identifies two most viable corridors for East West Rail ‘Central Section’

Network Rail has identified two potential corridors for the proposed ‘Central Section’ of East West Rail between Bedford and Cambridge.

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