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Major East West Rail contract set out in DfT listing

Details of a 1.1 billion contract for civils works on the East West Rail project have been revealed.

They have been detailed as part of the Department for Transport’s listing of future commercial contracts — a broad if lightly detailed glimpse at some major work in the pipeline.

The East West Rail contract is for a construction phase main civil works partner or partners, with a procurement start date pencilled in as August 2024, work starting 2025 and finishing about 2032.

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The East West Rail scheme will see better connections between Oxford and Cambridge. It aims to have the first trains running (between Oxford to Bletchley and Milton Keynes) from 2025.

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