The UK government has invested in the rail line between Oxford and Cambridge in order to improve the local economy and quality of life.
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The official Invitation to Tender will provide the East West Railway Company with an interim solution whilst developing a sustainable rail line.
The East West Railway Company is seeking specialist partners to help deliver the East West Rail line which is hoped will bring connectivity to communities between Oxford and Cambridge.
Permission has been granted on Network Rail’s Transport and Works Act Order application for work to begin on the next phase of East West Rail.
East West Rail's announcement of its Preferred Route Option will now lead the UK Government to make a final decision on whether to take the project forward.
The company creating a new direct rail connection between Oxford and Cambridge has made its first major strategic award by appointing an Arup-led consortium to support the early works of project.
Communities between Oxford and Cambridge in Britain are on track to be linked by rail before the end of the next decade, creating opportunities for employment and business growth across the region.
For the first time in over 50 years, passengers could soon travel directly between Oxford and Bedford, and Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, as the East West Rail project moves a step forward.