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East West Railway Company - Oxford to Cambridge Varsity Line for the 21st Century

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Rob Brighouse joins us as the chairman of the newly formed East West Railway Company, set to deliver the design, construction and operation of the missing railway link between Oxford and Cambridge, and beyond into East Anglia. Directly owned by the Department of Transport, the new organisation shall secure private-sector involvement to design, build and operate the route as an integrated organisation, similar to the HS2 organisation. The new organisation will work with the National Infrastructure Commission as it plans the development of and the best way to deliver the Varsity Line. Lord Adonis of the NIC is speaking separately on the 19th January 2018.

The talk is fully expected to encompass far more than just the railway, discussing plans relevant to Cambridge and hopefully some geology too!

Mixed audience, from many different subject areas. All welcomed to come.

The talk is followed by a Members Formal at Sidney Sussex College – places are FREE to new student members, £10 to all other members, and are strictly limited. Please email the CURC for further details.

The presentation, Q&A session and members formal provides a perfect chance to talk to Rob about the EWR , or even specific graduate opportunities. (You can also ask about his trains! I will!)

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About the CURC :

Founded in 1911 from the Cambridge University branch of The Railway Club, the CURC is the second oldest railway enthusiast club in Britain! The CURC tries to arrange an event in Cambridge every week during Full Term. On most Wednesdays or Fridays this involves an invited speaker giving an illustrated talk on a specific subject, and this is almost always a professional from the rail industry or preservation. We’ve had big names in the past, including senior managers from several Train Operating Companies.

We also visit railway sites termly including depots, signalling centres and industrial railways for members.

We give you a chance to meet the top employers from across the industry and have huge success in our members going onto top Graduate employment within the railway industry…whether HS2 , Balfour Beatty, Crosscountry, Network Rail, DfT etc…

Membership for students costs £10 per year or £25 for life membership. You can pay an annual membership now and upgrade to life later – and life does mean life. We charge £3 at the door for non-members, upon your third entry to a talk (first two talks are free). So come and try us out for free, gain exclusive access to key railway professionals and depots and you might just want to become a member! (We won’t tell anyone you are ;) )

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