East - West Rail

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East West Rail is a major project to establish a strategic railway connecting East Anglia with Central, Southern and Western England.

Atkins provided the technical design for the Chiltern Railways Bicester to Oxford main line railway. This involved the design of a brand new, 20 kilometre long, twin track section of 100mph railway between Bicester and Oxford, the building of a new station at Oxford Parkway and the upgrading of stations at Bicester Town and Islip.

In addition, this will allow Chiltern Railways to run services from Oxford through to London Marylebone, the first new line connecting a major city to London for over 100 years.

The design expertise provided by Atkins includes project and engineering management, track, civils, mechanical and electrical, telecoms, signalling, electrification, surveying, highways, geotechnical, drainage, utilities, architecture and environment plus engineering safety management.

Phase 2 of the Western Section of East West Rail will see the remainder of the work designed and built over an 8 year period.

Key facts

Country/Region:
United Kingdom

Client:
Chiltern Railways

Collaborators:
Network Rail, Carillion, Buckinghams, Siemens.

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Daniel Bishop
Structures Practice Director
T: +44 121 483 5000
E: daniel.bishop@atkinsglobal.com