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East West Railway seeks partners to deliver £65M of work

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East West Railway Company has published a prior information notice for its search for specialist partners to deliver the central section of the new rail route between Bedford and Cambridge.

The government re-stated its commitment to accelerate the delivery of the central section in the 2018 budget, announcing £20M for the project promoter to develop a strategic outline business case.

East West Railway Company has invited organisations with technical expertise in a range of areas including project management, engineering design and rail systems are invited to register interest for an engagement session to be held in February. The project is aiming to complete the central section “within the 2020s”.

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ewr overall map proposed

Source: Network Rail

The central section will link Cambridge and Bedford

East West Railway Company chief executive Simon Blanchflower said: “We want to hear from organisations with wide-ranging expertise and experience, who want to work with East West Rail to drive this crucial infrastructure project forward.

“It’s a unique opportunity to be involved in shaping the project from the outset. This is not the ‘same old’ approach - we want to build lasting partnerships and a motivated supply chain who will together help us deliver this exciting new railway line. Today we are kicking off genuine engagement with the market – not just briefing them on our plans but listening to them about how we can best unlock their expertise to support our project. We are determined to learn the lessons of the past and harness new innovations for the future.”

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