£760m FOR EAST WEST RAIL

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Phased approach to opening, starting with Oxford to Milton Keynes

Further examination of upgrades: additional investment in the Bletchley to Bedford Marston Vale line is planned to ensure a reliable East West Rail service as part of Connection Stage Two. GB Railfreight loco No 47739 hauls Greater Anglia unit No 720542 through Woburn Sands en-route from Derby to Wolverton on 9 February 2021, with No 47727 on the rear. 
Phil Marsh

FUNDING OF £760 million has been confirmed for the Bicester to Bletchley section of East West Rail, which it is hoped will open in December 2024.

Government says two trains per hour will run between Oxford and Milton Keynes via Bletchley by 2025. The ultimate ambition is to restore direct services between Oxford and Cambridge by the end of the decade, which will require the construction of a new build line between Bedford and Cambridge.

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