Consultation on Bedford to Cambridge rail route

East West Rail is creating a new rail connection between Oxford and Cambridge. The hope is that this will connect communities, making it faster, easier and cheaper to travel in the local area, as well as opening up job opportunities, supporting local business and helping the economy to grow. You can read more about the scheme at

While the Western Section between Oxford and Bedford can be built by reinstating and upgrading old rail lines, for the Central Section between Bedford and Cambridge they need to build an entirely new rail line. Route options have been developed and now East West Rail want to hear your views on the five most promising. Visit to view the proposals and have your say.