East West Rail 2021 consultation: Plans for the Poets

April 27, 2021 2:59 PM
Originally published by Dave Hodgson - Mayor of Bedford Borough
East West Rail logoThere is an interesting and useful article about the potential impacts of the East West Railway Company's proposals on the Poets area of Bedford at https://bedfordrail.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/ewr-2021-consultation-plans-for-the-poets
In the Council's previous responses to the East West Rail Company we based our views on a four-track line which would not have put these homes at risk. We will make the case for improving the existing four track railway north out of Bedford rather than adding the additional tracks during this consultation. We have already asked for technical work to be done on a four track railway, as well as to challenge the East West Rail Company on the amount of land they indicate they require.