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East West Rail and the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc, online

  • Lecture
  • online
  • 16 July 2020
  • 13:00 - 14:00
East West Rail and the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc, online

About this event

Join us for an update on East West Rail, the rail project seeking to connect communities from Oxford through to Cambridge. The event is presented by Simon Blanchflower, Chief Executive of the East West Rail Company and former Programme Director of the Thameslink Programme for Network Rail.

This event is organised by Thames Valley Branch (South East England Region) and is chaired by Branch Chair, Elizabeth Orchard. All are welcome to join us.


Simon Blanchflower

CEO, East West Rail Company

Simon Blanchflower

Simon joined the East West Railway Company as its first CEO in December 2018, to lead the team which will join Oxford and Cambridge by rail for the first time since 1967. He joined the company from a long career leading the development and delivery of major rail infrastructure projects and most recently was the Major Programme Director on the Thameslink Programme.

This complex project included the re-building of London Bridge station, extensive railway systems work and the first in class deployment of digital railway technology. Simon was instrumental in the early stage development of Crossrail and the entry into service of Heathrow Express. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering and balances his working life with a longstanding and deep commitment to voluntary work in his local community.

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United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Edie Fairservice

e: [email protected]