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Buckingham Liberal Democrats

Campaigning to secure the Aylesbury line to East West Rail

May 1, 2021 9:30 AM

The Buckingham Liberal Democrats have always supported the Aylesbury - East West Rail (EWR) link and the prospect of a new (or re-opened) station at Quainton.
We are deeply disappointed that the Aylesbury Link is in the balance and want to urge the Government to reconsider this decision and secure funding for this branch line.
Buckinghamshire Council have written to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps urging him to confirm government support and funding for the Aylesbury Spur of the East West Rail Project.

After contributing millions of pounds to the project, Buckingham and Aylesbury Vale taxpayers are at risk of being ignored by East-West Rail. Despite promises made by the Conservatives, the Department of Transport has made no commitment to deliver the desperately needed spur to re-join the Aylesbury - Milton Keynes - Oxford, East West Rail link.

Even the East West Rail Company, part of the East West Rail Consortium, is looking into ways to keep this line open and on the table. as you can see in this video: https://youtu.be/87BR6JLuDcw

Aylesbury Spur EWR

This long-planned rail connection would deliver economic growth to our area and provide much-needed infrastructure for the tens of thousands of new housing that the Conservative-led Buckinghamshire Council is building on our green spaces. If the Aylesbury Spur is not delivered as promised this will be the latest in a long line of broken infrastructure promises and wasteful spending of taxpayers' money by local and national Conservatives.

Please sign our petition below calling on Chris Heaton-Harris, Minister of State for Railways, to get you as Taxpayers what you keep getting promised - real rail infrastructure investment, and build our Aylesbury Spur as planned.