The Transport Secretary has announced a £760 million funding boost for the delivery of the next phase of East-West Rail. This new funding will create 1,500 skilled jobs and reinstate direct rail services between Bicester and Bletchley for the first time since 1968.
It marks an important milestone in the delivery of East West Rail, which will provide better connectivity along the Oxford-Cambridge arc. We are already extremely fortunate to benefit from good transport links with London and Birmingham. This investment in our East-West connectivity will reinforce Bicester's position as an attractive place for people to live and work.
I will be following progress closely.