On Monday we had the fantastic news that the Western Section of the Oxford – Cambridge railway, from Oxford and Aylesbury to Milton Keynes and Bedford, has been approved by the UK government. The line will be electrified and is expected to open in 2017. [If you would like to read the details in the government documents, they are on the internet here: http://www.dft.gov.uk/publications/hlos-2012/ ]
This campaign has been successful through the support of many over a period of many years, including Eastern Region Green Party.
Of course, the campaign continues for the Central Section from Bedford to Cambridge, and for the connection and upgrade of the Eastern Section from Cambridge into East Anglia. . .