New railway could be ready by 2017 [Bedford Today]





Date: 17/07/2012

A MAJOR rail link which is set to bring jobs and investment to Bedford could be in place in just five years time. On Monday the Department For Transport confirmed in its high level output specification, which plans spending until 2019, that the western section of East West Rail Link, which travels between Bedford and Oxford will go ahead. The lines will also be electrified meaning that passengers can expect a more reliable and environmentally friendly service.


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A MAJOR rail link which is set to bring jobs and investment to Bedford could be in place in just five years time.

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Brick City. Stewartby (originally Wootton Pillinge), Bedfordshire, on the Oxford - Bedford line in 1974. Built to house workers of the London Brick Co, with kilns and chimneys surrounding the station and dominating the landscape. At its peak, this enormous site boasted 167 chimneys and produced 16 million bricks per day. [Editor's note: The last bricks were made here on 29 Feb 2008 following a rundown by owners Hanson, due to failure to meet limits for sulphur dioxide emissions. The 4 remaining chimneys on the site are now listed structures.]
Location: Stewartby
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Company: Bedford Railway
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Looking east to the former Verney Junction station in September 2009. Further east there was a junction between the Buckinghamshire Railway to Bletchley and the line to Quainton Road. To the west was the junction between the lines to Banbury and Oxford.
Location: Verney Junction
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