VolkerRail, as part of the East West Rail Alliance with Network Rail, Atkins and Laing O’Rourke, has been awarded stage 1 of the East West Rail project.
East West Rail is a major railway project. It aims to deliver much-needed transport connections for communities between Oxford and Cambridge by:
Services will be introduced in three connection stages, the East West Rail Alliance, is completing stage one.
Following confirmation of funding in the 2020 Spending Review, the East West Rail Alliance is now starting construction of the section between Bicester and Bletchley. This will allow us to run trains from Oxford to Milton Keynes by 2025 (Connection Stage 1).
Delivering a reliable service for passengers is our top priority, and we are working with government to deliver the full Oxford-Milton Keynes connection from day one. We may though need to introduce the service to Bletchley first, and then extend to Milton Keynes as soon as we are satisfied it will be reliable for our customers.
Upgrades to Bletchley station have already begun, and a brand-new station will be built for communities at Winslow.
We are also working on a costed plan to run a reliable service from Aylesbury, so we can make the best possible case for Government to confirm that upgrade too.
The East West Rail Alliance engineers are currently constructing the section of East West Rail from Bicester to Bletchley. This includes:
For more information, visit https://eastwestrail.co.uk/
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps
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