Bedford Borough Council is delighted with the news that East West Rail will be stopping at Bedford Midland station, connecting the town directly to Cambridge and Oxford.
The council commented in their recent monthly newsletter, that this ‘Central Section’ builds on the ‘Western Section’, connecting Oxford and Bicester with services through to Bedford and this confirmation is seen as excellent news for Bedford residents.
The increased connectivity for their town will bring more opportunities to travel for work and leisure, as well as supporting the town’s economic growth and prosperity, attracting businesses and jobs.
The council believe that recent modelling in the Bedford Borough Council Rail Strategy showed that East West Rail is forecast to bring over £20 million of additional economic activity to the borough.
They concluded this could be additional investment, businesses, and jobs.