The Anonymous Widower

East-West Rail: Route For £5bn Bedford To Cambridge Link Announced

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the sub-heading.

The preferred route of part of £5bn railway line connecting Oxford and Cambridge has been announced.

The first two paragraphs summarise the route.

The East-West Rail (EWR) project confirmed details of the section between Bedford and Cambridge.

It will include new stations at Tempsford and Cambourne, and enter Cambridge via the south of the city.

This map from East West Rail shows the route.


  1. The proposed route is shown in blue.
  2. The possible Southern extension to Aylesbury is shown dotted.
  3. The Wikipedia entry for East West Rail has conflicting information, as to when trains can run between  Bicester and Bedford.

These related posts describe and discuss various parts and issues of the route.

East-West Rail: Oxford And Bedford

East-West Rail: Through Bedford

May 26, 2023 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. plain bonkers to provide no interconnection with ecml at st neots and at 5B aint going to get built anytime soon in the current constrained spending environment. Then why on earth do they want to cause extra aggravation in Bedford by building a station that needs land take which im surmising is for car parking and station footprint not rail infrastructure. My take is it will one of many hollow attempts by the Tories to try and say they investing in the future.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | May 27, 2023 | Reply

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