From our Swindon Correspondent:
From the Cambridge Independent
Funding of £760m has been announced to break ground on East-West Rail, the new line that will link Oxford and Cambridge.
The cash from the Department of Transport will be used to lay track along a disused railway line between Bicester and Bletchley, in Buckinghamshire, with services beginning in 2025.
The funding, announced today (Saturday, January 23) will provide better transport links across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, which the government hopes will become an economic boom area due to the high number of science and technology jobs here.
These are the things the planning types never grasp about cars. There’s zero friction on the changes. When you change from one road to the other it’s less than a minute. Oh, and you never have to worry about your driver turning up, and your beat up old Golf is more reliable than the trains.