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Act now over East West Rail impact, meeting hears

Act now over East West Rail impact, meeting hears

Act now over East West Rail impact, meeting hears

15 April 2024

The meeting was organised by Cambridge Approaches.


East West Rail campaign groups accuse the Department for Transport of ‘wishful thinking’

East West Rail campaign groups accuse the Department for Transport of ‘wishful thinking’

East West Rail campaign groups accuse the Department for Transport of ‘wishful thinking’

09 January 2024

The railway will connect Oxford to Cambridge via new stations at Cambourne and Tempsford, near St Neots.

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NAO issues warning to government over £7bn East West Rail project

NAO issues warning to government over £7bn East West Rail project

NAO issues warning to government over £7bn East West Rail project

15 December 2023

National Audit Office also reveals full electrification will cost £1bn.

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East West Rail CEO says line can help drive major growth

East West Rail CEO says line can help drive major growth

East West Rail CEO says line can help drive major growth

05 August 2023

Beth West said the £5bn route is not just a railway but an ‘economic project’.

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Communities along East West Rail line fear they’ll ‘get all the misery but none of the benefits’

Communities along East West Rail line fear they’ll ‘get all the misery but none of the benefits’

Communities along East West Rail line fear they’ll ‘get all the misery but none of the benefits’

30 June 2023

Campaigners made their feelings clear at drop-in events.

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£200m funding and opening date confirmed for Cambridge South railway station

£200m funding and opening date confirmed for Cambridge South railway station

£200m funding and opening date confirmed for Cambridge South railway station

05 June 2023

Four-platform rail link on Cambridge Biomedical Campus expects to handle 1.8m passengers a year.

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East West Rail: Updated southern approach into Cambridge with new Cambourne station unveiled

East West Rail: Updated southern approach into Cambridge with new Cambourne station unveiled

East West Rail: Updated southern approach into Cambridge with new Cambourne station unveiled

26 May 2023

But East West Railway Co admits northern route would be cheaper and less environmentally damaging

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Cambridge Connect: ‘Buses can’t solve city’s transport challenge alone but a phased light rail system is affordable’

Cambridge Connect: ‘Buses can’t solve city’s transport challenge alone but a phased light rail system is affordable’

Cambridge Connect: ‘Buses can’t solve city’s transport challenge alone but a phased light rail system is affordable’

03 April 2023

It calculates that 300 buses per hour would be needed under GCP plans - but says phase one of light rail could be delivered for £600m.

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Government to confirm East West Rail route to Cambridge in May, says Chancellor

Government to confirm East West Rail route to Cambridge in May, says Chancellor

Government to confirm East West Rail route to Cambridge in May, says Chancellor

15 March 2023

The government has also announced funding relating to growth around new stations.

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57,000 new homes proposed for Greater Cambridge

57,000 new homes proposed for Greater Cambridge

57,000 new homes proposed for Greater Cambridge

13 January 2023

More homes than currently exist in the whole of Cambridge could be built in the area by 2041 under a revised housing blueprint put forward.

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East West Rail Company accused of ‘dog ate my homework excuses’

East West Rail Company accused of ‘dog ate my homework excuses’

East West Rail Company accused of ‘dog ate my homework excuses’

02 January 2023

There is still uncertainty over the final route.

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Cambridge South railway station approved despite campaign concerns

Cambridge South railway station approved despite campaign concerns

Cambridge South railway station approved despite campaign concerns

30 December 2022

A new £184million Cambridge South railway station will be built after plans were approved by the Department for Transport.

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Autumn Statement: East West Rail will proceed, confirms Chancellor

Autumn Statement: East West Rail will proceed, confirms Chancellor

Autumn Statement: East West Rail will proceed, confirms Chancellor

17 November 2022

There had been doubts over the Bedford-Cambridge section.

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‘Just a vanity event’: Villagers lash out as East West Rail bids to woo Haslingfield

‘Just a vanity event’: Villagers lash out as East West Rail bids to woo Haslingfield

‘Just a vanity event’: Villagers lash out as East West Rail bids to woo Haslingfield

12 October 2022

Campaigners brought a white elephant to the event.

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East West Rail meeting back on track

East West Rail meeting back on track

East West Rail meeting back on track

12 October 2022

Residents are reminded that a face-to-face meeting with representatives from East West Rail is set to take place today (Wednesday, October 12).

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Cambridge might need light rail after all, says county council leader

Cambridge might need light rail after all, says county council leader

Cambridge might need light rail after all, says county council leader

07 October 2022

Buses alone ‘not the full answer for city’ says Cllr Lucy Nethsingha.

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Prime Minister Liz Truss backs Cambridge phase of East West Rail

Prime Minister Liz Truss backs Cambridge phase of East West Rail

Prime Minister Liz Truss backs Cambridge phase of East West Rail

29 September 2022

The PM said that not building these projects fast enough was ‘one of these reasons for our sluggish economic growth’.

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GCP transport director: ‘East West Railway Company isn’t saying much to us’

GCP transport director: ‘East West Railway Company isn’t saying much to us’

GCP transport director: ‘East West Railway Company isn’t saying much to us’

23 September 2022

Peter Blake’s comments will fuel further speculation over the future of the £5bn scheme.

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East West Rail embankment plans could be abandoned

East West Rail embankment plans could be abandoned

East West Rail embankment plans could be abandoned

26 August 2022

An embankment dubbed the ‘Great Wall’ could be scrapped after a huge backlash from campaigners, residents and politicians.

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East West Rail Company makes its case: ‘Route will boost economy and provide affordable, sustainable public transport’

East West Rail Company makes its case: ‘Route will boost economy and provide affordable, sustainable public transport’

East West Rail Company makes its case: ‘Route will boost economy and provide affordable, sustainable public transport’

16 August 2022

Hannah Staunton responds to those who questioned the case for the Oxford-Cambridge line.

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