EAST WEST RAIL AN UPDATE ON THE PROJECT

In 2017, the National Infrastructure Commission produced a report Partnership for Prosperity, A New Deal for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc. This area, it said, ‘contains some of our most productive and innovative places, delivering growth and prosperity for the whole country’. But this could only be achieved by the delivery of major housing growth and the necessary transport infrastructure to take people to and from their places of work.

Western end complete: a brace of Class 168s exit Wolvercot Tunnel, under a roundabout on the Woodstock Road in North Oxford, en route from Marylebone to Oxford on 5 May 2018.
Ken Brunt

The Commission proposed that both the East West Rail and Expressway road schemes should be built as quickly as possible, to unlock land for new homes and provide better services for those already living there.

EAST WEST RAILWAY COMPANY

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