Bedford's Mayor, councillors and campaigners have welcomed a report that has shown that the East West Rail service could run effectively using just the existing four lines, and avoid the need to...
While some people have had to maintain their commute from Bedford by rail during the pandemic, many more will be returning to the railways in the coming months as Covid-19 (coronavirus) restrictions are eased...
Bedford Station Sign
Bedford residents, councillors and MPs have called for further consultation on the rail link between Oxford and Cambridge as opposition to the proposed route mounts...
Bedford Station Sign
Ahead of today's announcement of the next stage of the East West Rail (EWR) consultation, residents of the Poets Area, near Bedford Station, have been left reeling at the news...
Wixams residents are one step closer to having their long-promised station after the Wixams Station Board recommended the project can proceed to the next planning stage...
In the fourth of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at East-West Rail. It’s the largest transport project in the OxCam Arc...
East West Rail Route E
Tory borough councillors have spoken out AGAINST an East West Rail link being opened up between Bedford and Cambridge. One spoke of Bedford being “doomed” to suffering freight trains at night while another denied claims that the Conservatives had...
A congestion hotspot in Bedfordshire could undergo a dramatic upgrade as Highway England's proposals to overhaul the dual carriageway linking the A1 to the A428 at Caxton Gibbet have been formally accepted...
Average Speed Camera Sign
Bromham, Clapham, Colmworth, Elstow and Willington will soon have average speed cameras installed in an effort to increase road safety. Hillgrounds Road in Kempston and Mile Road in Bedford...
East West Rail virtual consultation room
East West Rail Company (EWR Co) is launching a series of live chat events and webinars as part of the latest phase of its consultation. It concerns the five possible alignments of the Oxford to Cambridge rail link...
East West Rail Route maps
Five possible routes for the new direct rail line between Bedford and Cambridge have been published and and now local people are being asked to give their views on the options. While the...
Interchange Retail Park
Traffic at the Interchange Retail Park has ground to a standstill this afternoon, with some customers reporting taking two hours to get out of the car...