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Decision expected on Oxford - High Wycombe rail link
RAIL bosses are expecting a new route between High Wycombe and Oxford to get the go-ahead in the next few weeks.
Concerns about rare bats delayed the £130 million 'Evergreen 3' project earlier this year, with former Transport Secretary Justine Greening reopening a public inquiry.
But Rob Brighouse, managing director of Chiltern Railways, says he has been told a key report will be published later this month.
He told Beaconsfield Town Council on Thursday: "We are in the process of getting approval... [But] I’m already in discussions about how we build it - I have a programme and contractors lined up for when we get that order."
The scheme includes a new railway track at Bicester, providing a direct service between Oxford and High Wycombe for the first time in decades.