East West Rail

The East West Rail link will eventually join up Milton Keynes to Oxford and Cambridge through the Bletchley station.

To complete the Bicester to Bletchley link preparatory works have been taking place and a new flyover bridge is being installed at Bletchley over Buckingham Road.

This will require some traffic management for the nearby roads as they carry out these works.

As a national transport project, the works are being done under a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) was approved on 25 February 2020 by the Secretary of State. This act gives Network Rail the authority to notify MKC about their proposed road closures and or temporary traffic orders associated with their works.

This means that Network Rail are not required to request authorisation from Milton Keynes Highway Authority  to carry out these works on our network.

What will be happening?

Network Rail will be using a 1000 ton crane, (the biggest crane in Europe!) to remove their Flyover Bridge over Buckingham Road near Brunel Roundabout so Buckingham Road will need to be closed from the junction with Sherwood Drive to the Brunel Roundabout.

From Monday 29 June our contractor will be moving street furniture from the area such as some barriers, beacons and the concrete balls so Network Rail can complete their work. All the items removed will be put back in place when this is finished.

There will be some lane closures on Buckingham Road however the flow of traffic will be maintained during this time.

For all planned road closures across MK visit One Network

More information about the East West Rail project can be found on their website www.eastwestrail.co.uk

You can also read the latest newsletter. (PDF, 3.9MB)

Last Updated: 24 October 2020