75% of locals support East West Rail - Harpur Centre
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75% of locals support East West Rail

The new railway would also provide access to jobs and opportunities in nearby Cambridge – as well as hubs across the region – bolstering the local business environment. Recognised as one of the UK’s most entrepreneurial towns and home to global companies, Bedford has huge potential to create prosperity for all.

EWR would provide direct commuter services from Bedford to Oxford and Cambridge, as well as new services to Milton Keynes, which would encourage more people into the area and boost the local economy. By stimulating new employment opportunities, people in Bedford could access a range of new jobs at all levels. When asked about the impact of a new rail service from Bedford to Cambridge, Cambourne, Milton Keynes and Oxford, 80% of people in Bedford said it would improve access to jobs.

We aim to foster local economic growth, giving communities improved access to education and skills. Bedford is already an economic hotspot for leading companies in aerospace, engineering, digital technology and logistics but a new and improved transport link would support inclusive growth.

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