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Mohammad Yasin MP

Bedford & Kempston MP calls on Government to commit to East West Rail electrification

As the COP 26 Climate Change conference continues in Glasgow this week, Bedford and Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin quizzed the Chancellor today (Monday) about the electrification...
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Letters: Misinformation being spread by anti-East West Rail campaigners

Once again I find myself compelled to point out the increasing amount of misinformation about EWR being spread by people with scant knowledge of the railways...

Exclusive: Poets’ residents given opportunity to meet East West Rail CEO face-to-face this month

Bedford and Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin (Labour) has today announced the date for a face-to-face meeting between residents of the Poets area of Bedford and the CEO of East West Rail...
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“Oh, good grief” East West Rail announces £100k inclusion role

The East West Rail Company (EWR) have announced they're looking for a head of inclusion "who understands the needs of our local communities" to maximise accessibility at a salary...

East West Rail campaigners confront Mayor Dave on his village tour

Mayor Dave Hodgson's annual Village Tour has given rail campaigners the opportunity to share their views on the East West Rail's Route E option,...

Richard Fuller MP and parish representatives join East West Rail chief for Route E...

Richard Fuller, Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire, was joined by parish council representatives on a walk through East West Rail's Route E with EWR Co's chief executive, Simon Blanchflower...
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East West Rail: Local political tensions rumble on

The Conservative group continue to want a re-consultation of route options between Bedford-St Neots/Tempsford, but the Lib Dems argue if such a move occurred, East West Rail would be delayed by years...

NE Beds MP accuses Mayor of ‘secret plan’ in House of Commons East West...

The MP for a constituency through which the East West Rail (EWR) line will run, has used an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons to accuse Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, of having a 'secret plan'...

Bedford MPs grill transport minister over East West Rail route

Two of Bedford’s MPs grilled the transport minister in Parliament today over the East West Rail (EWR) route. Both Richard Fuller, Conservative MP for NE Beds and Bedford and Kempston, MP, Mohammad Yasin...

NE Bedfordshire MP asks East West Rail chief for “in-depth review”

North East Bedfordshire Conservative MP, Richard Fuller, has written to the chief executive of East West Rail Co (EWR) to ask for an in-depth...
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East West Rail 2021 consultation: how to respond by 9 June

The East West Rail consultation closes on Wednesday 9 June and all residents are urged to give their views on the proposals in the time remaining. Much of the debate has centred around the concerns of residents...
Cllr Graeme Coombes

Bitterness, anger, threats and allegations in the air as council debates its East West...

A last ditch Conservative bid to get Bedford Borough Council to lobby for the Government to think again over a controversial new railway north of the town has been overwhelmingly rejected. A four-hour meeting was full of...
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