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More talking on Cambridge transport – but it’s ‘time for solutions’

More talking on Cambridge transport – but it’s ‘time for solutions’

More talking on Cambridge transport – but it’s ‘time for solutions’

20 May 2022

Cambridge is heading into a perfect storm, with its burgeoning growth heaping pressure on the region’s under-powered public transport system.

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Government response over East West Rail shows real ‘lack of empathy’

Government response over East West Rail shows real ‘lack of empathy’

Government response over East West Rail shows real ‘lack of empathy’

03 April 2022

A letter was transport secretary Grant Shapps calling for the business case to be published if the project is to continue.

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Abandoning OxCam Arc ‘will cost our economy £50bn by 2030’

Abandoning OxCam Arc ‘will cost our economy £50bn by 2030’

Abandoning OxCam Arc ‘will cost our economy £50bn by 2030’

29 March 2022

A major report, from Bidwells and Blackstock Consulting, argues the government risks stifling innovation.

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‘Show us the case for East West Rail – or get on and cancel it’

‘Show us the case for East West Rail – or get on and cancel it’

‘Show us the case for East West Rail – or get on and cancel it’

28 March 2022

A letter signed by almost 70 representatives has been sent to transport secretary Grant Shapps.

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Uncertainty over future for £5bn East West Rail line

Uncertainty over future for £5bn East West Rail line

Uncertainty over future for £5bn East West Rail line

24 February 2022

Questions have been raised over the future of East West Rail after the government scaled back its commitments to the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

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Government Levelling Up White Paper offers ‘very little’ for Cambridgeshire

Government Levelling Up White Paper offers ‘very little’ for Cambridgeshire

Government Levelling Up White Paper offers ‘very little’ for Cambridgeshire

02 February 2022

Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council Lucy Nethsingha also revealed that funding for the Ox-Cam Arc has been “dramatically scaled back”.

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East West Rail CEO Simon Blanchflower to retire in March 2022

East West Rail CEO Simon Blanchflower to retire in March 2022

East West Rail CEO Simon Blanchflower to retire in March 2022

23 October 2021

He said he is proud of the team he has built and grateful for their hard work.

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East West Rail should extend coast to coast as East West Main Line, says partnership of councils

East West Rail should extend coast to coast as East West Main Line, says partnership of councils

East West Rail should extend coast to coast as East West Main Line, says partnership of councils

21 October 2021

The East West Rail Consortium has been relaunched with a vision for a broader railway.

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East West Rail Company launches environmental surveys for £5bn railway line

East West Rail Company launches environmental surveys for £5bn railway line

East West Rail Company launches environmental surveys for £5bn railway line

15 September 2021

It may install some equipment overnight.

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‘We need clarity and the chance to make comments on all East West Rail routes’ says MP

‘We need clarity and the chance to make comments on all East West Rail routes’ says MP

‘We need clarity and the chance to make comments on all East West Rail routes’ says MP

26 August 2021

East West Railway Company chief executive Simon Blanchflower was invited to visit South Cambridgeshire by the area’s MP Anthony Browne.

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Seeking a vision for Oxford-Cambridge Arc spatial framework

Seeking a vision for Oxford-Cambridge Arc spatial framework

Seeking a vision for Oxford-Cambridge Arc spatial framework

30 July 2021

The government has launched a 12-week consultation on the Arc's Spatial Framework.


Network Rail seeks permission to build Cambridge South

Network Rail seeks permission to build Cambridge South

Network Rail seeks permission to build Cambridge South

21 June 2021

Network Rail is asking the government for permission to build Cambridge South to serve the city and biomedical campus.

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East West Rail consultation has placed us on mute, say South Cambridgeshire residents

East West Rail consultation has placed us on mute, say South Cambridgeshire residents

East West Rail consultation has placed us on mute, say South Cambridgeshire residents

04 June 2021

Residents argue it has been one-sided.

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Exploring the wildlife impacts of East West Rail approach to city

Exploring the wildlife impacts of East West Rail approach to city

Exploring the wildlife impacts of East West Rail approach to city

30 May 2021

Kevin Hand sets out the environmental impact of East West Rail Company’s preferred southern route from Cambourne to Cambridge.


East West Rail could yet be scrapped, says South Cambridgeshire District Council leader

East West Rail could yet be scrapped, says South Cambridgeshire District Council leader

East West Rail could yet be scrapped, says South Cambridgeshire District Council leader

26 May 2021

Cllr Bridget Smith’s comments came as Tories called on the Lib Dems to ‘toughen up’ their consultation response.

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East West Rail: Campaigners construct tower to show ‘Great Wall’ height

East West Rail: Campaigners construct tower to show ‘Great Wall’ height

East West Rail: Campaigners construct tower to show ‘Great Wall’ height

24 May 2021

Campaigners have erected a tower to show the height of East West Rail’s proposed embankment at Harston.

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Weighing up the costs and benefits of East West Rail

Weighing up the costs and benefits of East West Rail

Weighing up the costs and benefits of East West Rail

24 May 2021

Campaign group Cambridge Approaches discusses the purpose and value of the controversial new line.

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Will East West Rail demolish homes still being built?

Will East West Rail demolish homes still being built?

Will East West Rail demolish homes still being built?

17 May 2021

Homes still under construction in South Cambridgeshire could be demolished under proposed East West Rail routes, campaigners say.

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Concern grows in villages over East West Rail route debate

Concern grows in villages over East West Rail route debate

Concern grows in villages over East West Rail route debate

15 May 2021

Parishes who would be impacted by an East West Rail northern route fear they are being “chucked under the train”, a chairman has claimed.

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Using diesel trains on East West Rail would be ‘ridiculous’ says South Cambridgeshire MP Anthony Browne

Using diesel trains on East West Rail would be ‘ridiculous’ says South Cambridgeshire MP Anthony Browne

Using diesel trains on East West Rail would be ‘ridiculous’ says South Cambridgeshire MP Anthony Browne

07 May 2021

But transport secretary Grant Shapps has stopped short of ruling it out.

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