Support the east-west rail link
What is east-west rail?
East-west rail is a proposed new rail link between Oxford and East Anglia, connecting cities such Oxford, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Ipswich with a direct rail service. This is not a new service as a rail link similar to this existed until the 1960s. The only part that remains in regular passenger use today is the line between Oxford and Bicester. As such, this campaign is half about reopening a line and establishing a much needed rail link.
For more information on the link and its route, see the east-west rail consortium website
Why east-west rail?
What to do
East-west rail has been talked about for years, almost for as long as it has been closed in fact. Despite several major reports and studies giving enormous support for the scheme, the Government has remained very apathetical towards it, mainly on the grounds of cost. As a result, we must show the powers that be that the public supports and wants east-west rail. To do this you can sign the petition on the Downing street website, write to or email your MP urging them to support it, contact the Department for Transport, expressing your support and asking them what the current status of east-west rail is or, as a possible last resort, you can contact the Train Operating Companies to express your support and ask them what their position is on it.
This is not really a site for chatting about the project, more for taking action to see the project be completed.