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Buckinghamshire Council calls for the building of a rail link between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

| July 27, 2021

Buckinghamshire Council is calling for the building of ‘The Buckinghamshire Line’ between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes.

At a full meeting of Buckinghamshire Council held last week, councillors unanimously agreed to continue pressing the Government to commit to building the Spur line of East-West Rail between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes and the associated work to dual the track between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury.

Councillor Mark Winn, who represents the Aylesbury East Ward of Buckinghamshire Council and is Chairman of the Aylesbury Community Board, proposed the Motion to Council saying: ‘We welcome the £760m that the Government has announced it is investing in East-West Rail and the 1,500 jobs it will create.

However, we remain concerned that this recent funding announcement did not commit to the completion of the proposed spur between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes. This spur was originally conceived as a key part of this project.

So many residents in Bucks, not just in Aylesbury, but along the current route of the current Chiltern line in Buckinghamshire would benefit from the building of a North South railway along the entire length of the county and the dualling of track between Aylesbury and Princess Risborough. I am therefore urging Government to rename this line ‘the Buckinghamshire Line’ to reflect the significance to the whole of the county.

The track is there, the need is there, but we now need the Government to put in the investment to get the trains running.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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