Oxford to Cambridge expressway project cancelled as Transport Secretary looks to alternative plans for improving transport in the region*
Official announcement on the Gov Uk website says:
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (18 March 2021) announced the cancellation of the Oxford-Cambridge (Ox-Cam) expressway, after analysis confirmed the proposed project was not cost-effective.
- Oxford to Cambridge expressway formally cancelled following pause last March
- extensive analysis and local engagement reveals the expressway would not be cost-effective for the taxpayer
- government will continue to work on alternative plans to boost transport connectivity in the arc, alongside delivering the transformational East West Rail
*If you want to read the details, go to the Gov.UK website then search for “Oxford to Cambridge expressway project cancelled“
Fantastic news – let’s hope the money is used for things that will really benefit the local communities along the proposed route, like a good railway link.