Partnership reacts to Union Connectivity Review

Responding to the publication of Sir Peter Hendy’s Union Connectivity Review, Cllr Steve Broadbent, Chair of the East West Main Line Partnership, said: “We welcome specific reference to East West Rail in Sir Peter’s report. The Review recognises the importance of the UK’s ‘smaller, fast growth cities’ – Norwich, Peterborough, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Swindon. Five of these would sit directly on our proposed East West Main Line, which stretches from Norwich and Ipswich through to Swindon, Bristol and South Wales – while the sixth, Peterborough, would also benefit from connectivity with the main line.

“It is further evidence of why East West Rail needs to be delivered in full as soon as possible, and why the main line should form an important part of the future ‘UKNET’ strategic transport network.”