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East West Railway Co. (EWR) was set up by the Government to plan, build and operate a high speed railway from Oxford to Cambridge. It has put forward – as part of a non-statutory consultation - five ‘corridor’ options for the Bedford to Cambridge section.
What the consultation does NOT mention is the potential for associated development on these five options. In summary this will mean a new town of up to 30,000 houses centred around Bassingbourn Barracks, 6 times the size of neighbouring Royston and/or a new town of up to 50,000 new houses centered around Tempsford.
EWR’s five options ALL fail to achieve the Government’s own aims for the Cambridge to Oxford Arc. This can be summarised as the creation of a multi-modal transport corridor combining road and rail, connecting existing and approved new communities along the A421/A428 corridor.
There is an alternative – the Northern Route promoted by CamBedRailRoad.org. We argue road and rail should run where people already need joined up transport, where people want to go, minimising environmental damage and recognising the fundamental needs of the Cambridge - Oxford Arc.
Cambedrailroad (CBRR) is a voluntary community think-tank that has devised and promoted this workable alternative: a northern route that integrates road and rail linking existing populations as well as proposed communities alongside the Expressway. The CBRR northern route has been extremely positively received by the public, Councillors and MPs, Parishes such as Cambourne and Town Councils such as St Neots. An online petition already has over 3000 signatories.
Despite this widespread support, EWR has not included CBRR’s northern route for public consultation. Nor has EWR evaluated it in parity with its own candidate routes. We want to change that. We want the public to know about the common sense alternative which you can find on our comprehensive website www.cambedrailroad.org/next-steps
But we need your help. CBRR is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, without public funds. EWR have had a great deal of taxpayers money to come up with the wrong conclusions. Please help us promote the sane and sustainable alternative to EWR’s proposals. Your donation will be used to fund the printing of leaflets and presentation materials, to maintain our website and professional fees for environmental consultants and legal advice.
Please donate to CBRR today and help us create a public transport system that serves our local communities now and for the future. Thank you!
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Excellent CamBedRailRoad work, thank you.
Mar 10, 2019
This campaign is vital. Happy to support.
Mar 8, 2019
Yes - full support. The Cambridge area has been very successful without a link and does not need one now. One reason for success is that Cambridge is compact and still a pleasant place to live.
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