"The East West Rail Alliance is committed to supporting and developing the local and SME supply chain both directly and indirectly across various sectors; delivering long term social and economic benefits to the communities that line the route of the project."
Dominic Baldwin, Alliance Director
The East West Rail scheme will re-establish a rail link between Cambridge and Oxford to improve connections between East Anglia and central, southern and western England.
The project is split into three sections:
Western Section (Oxford to Bedford and Milton Keynes to London Marylebone via Aylesbury)
Central Section (Bedford to Cambridge)
Eastern Section (Cambridge to Norwich and Ipswich)
The western section of the project is being delivered in phases; with phase 1 – connecting Oxford to Bicester Village – completed in 2016.
is being delivered by the East West Rail Alliance – formed in 2015 and comprising Atkins SNC Lavalin, Laing O’Rourke, Network Rail and VolkerRail.
The East West Rail Alliance project Charter is at the core of everything we do. More than a simple list of our values and behaviours, our Charter is formally written into our Pure Alliance Agreement contract, and helps to shape a highly collaborative and innovative culture.
As part of our ongoing investment into our infrastructure to support service improvements, we will be completing the next phase of essential planned maintenance and downtime during the weekend commencing 20 March 2020. Your service will be offline during the period below: Planned Start: Friday 20 March, 18:00 BST | Planned End: Monday 23 March, 06:00 BST
The downtime will enable a significant upgrade to your service, paving the way for higher performance levels and new features and functionality.
We will be working to ensure that the downtime experienced is minimal and apologise for any inconvenience which this may cause.