Topic: East West Rail

Bletchley’s development is no enigma

Bletchley was once a sleepy village in the Buckingham countryside, about 43 miles (69 km) north of London. Sleepy, and with a modesty little halt on the West Coast Main Line. Not that any expresses...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Borders Railway: blueprint for East West Rail

England’s East-West Rail potential is perfectly illustrated by the huge success of the reopened Scottish Borders Railway. Backers of the project to connect Cambridge and Oxford have cited the Scottish project as an exemplar of...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Aerial view of the civil engineering works for the crossing of East West Rail over the HS2 line

Controversial Calvert crossover as HS2 and EWR meet

Britain’s two contentious and controversial independently promoted rail developments have met. The crossing point for HS2 and East West Rail is in rural Buckinghamshire, and civil engineering has been completed on the grade-separated crossing. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
A former London Underground train repurposed by Vivarail and running above ground on the Marston Vale Line in England

England’s railway without any trains

It’s the ‘bustitution’ of all time. Passengers on the platform for the next train on the Marston Vale Line might want to take a seat. They have another six months to wait. Buses will substitute...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton