About us

The East West Railway Company is a non-departmental public arm’s length body set up by the government to accelerate the East West Rail project – a new rail link between Cambridge and Oxford.

The company will:

  • work with the Department for Transport on its aim to open the line in the mid 2020s
  • explore innovative funding and financing options
  • drive significant cost and time benefits in the construction, maintenance and operation of East West Rail
  • generate greater contestability in rail construction and maintenance
  • integrate infrastructure and train services to provide a better experience for passengers
  • work with local communities to make sure the new railway meets the needs of those who live and work in the area