28 January 2019

The East West Railway Company has today announced five route options to link Bedford with Cambridge (https://eastwestrail.co.uk/haveyoursay).

Mayor Dave Hodgson, Chair of England's Economic Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum: "East West Rail is a fundamental part of the infrastructure required to enable economic growth in the Heartland, by transforming the travel choices available for individuals and businesses while achieving net gain for our environment.

"I welcome this announcement as another significant step forward in delivering East West Rail at the earliest possible opportunity. Our communities and partners within England's Economic Heartland will now want to look in detail at the relative merits of the route options which have been announced, including how they will support delivery of Local Plans. As the Sub-national Transport Body for the region, we look forward to continue engaging with the East West Railway Company as these options are developed further."