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Throughout May, East West Railway Company (EWR Co) will be holding "information events" ahead of the statutory consultation process which will begin in June. The infrastructure project would see Bedford...
A similar station to this is proposed at Wixams. Image: Bedford Borough Council
“Good progress” has been made on Wixams Railway Station, a meeting has heard. Jon Shortland, chief officer for environment and chief officer for planning, infrastructure and economic growth...
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Bedford Borough’s Labour Group won’t reconsider its position on East West Rail until after the next consultation, its leader has said. Councillor Carl Meader ( Kempston South) gave this...
Network Rail train lines and overhead cables
Bedford’s mayor has blasted East West Rail after it claimed a new rail line in Scotland was an “outstanding example” of how railways can transform communities. EWR’s CEO, Beth West, says...
Illegal parking in Bedford Borough. Image: Bedford Independent
Parking on pavements across Bedford Borough creates a “real hazard” but an investigation has found that Bedford Borough Council have limited resources to enforce parking restrictions so drivers...
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East West Rail bosses have used the success of Borderes Railway to "perfectly illustrate the huge potential" of the Oxford to Cambridge route, but critics say it's not a valid comparision...
Mayor Tom Wootton at the Transport Select Committee hearing 6 March 2024. Image: screenshot Parliamentlive.com
Bedford’s mayor has told a government select committee that local communities are "raising precepts", fundraising "and having whip rounds" to fight East West Rail "tooth and nail".. However, when questioned by the Bedford Independent, he was unable to give specific examples.
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Cllr Pinder Chauhan, the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bedford and Kemspton has said she believes the long-term benefits of the East West Rail route through Bedford will outweigh...
Engineers installing overhead lines as part of the Midland Mainline upgrade. Image: Network Rail
Passengers travelling from Bedford to London this weekend (16 and 17 March) are being reminded to plan ahead as buses will replace trains between Luton and Bedford. The line closure is to allow for upgrades...
TAP A330neo taxiing for takeoff. white and red passenger plane on airport during daytime Image: Fabian Joy/Unsplash
Dealing with cancelled flights can be very frustrating. The good news is you can usually get compensation for this. Read on as we explain each of these questions so you can get your tap flight cancellation...
Transport Committee hearing featuring Huw Merriman MP and Beth West (EWR). Image: LDRS
East West Rail’s chief executive has said community involvement is “extremely important” but it can’t spend “endless amounts of money” holding events. Beth West, East West Rail’s chief executive officer...
Mayor Tom Wootton
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Tom Wootton (Conservative) has said he's “deeply disappointed” that East West Rail Co have "made it clear" they won't look at their choice of the route again after he...