The Government announced on the 30th of January its preferred route for the central section of the East West Rail.
The route will connect Bedford and Cambridge by rail with more stations being built on the line, which will eventually link with Milton Keynes via Bletchley Train Station.
This next phase of the East West Rail is welcomed by Iain Stewart MP, the Government’s Champion for the Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Arc, providing better connectivity to and from Milton Keynes’.
This move will allow MK residents easier travel within the Arc for work, tourism, and recreation.
Consequently, with the EWR being installed, less cars will be on the roads; reducing congestion on Milton Keynes’ roads and tackling our carbon footprint.
Iain Stewart MP commented:
“I am delighted that this next stage of the east-west has been announced. With preparatory work on-going for the section between Bletchley and Bicester, it is good to see the section east of Bedford being set-out.
“When completed, this line will be a major economic boost for Milton Keynes and help the environment by encourage a shift from road to rail transport.”
The Minister for Future of Transport, George Freeman MP, said:
“East-West Rail has the potential to improve rail links to support opportunities for new housing, reduce congestion and pollution and unlock the economic potential across the region.
“By boosting rail connectivity we can improve access to economic opportunities for people in this area, and boost the quality of life in this vital arc.”