NIC report recommends Cowley Branch Line is re-opened by 2019

The National Infrastructure Commission has launched a new report called ‘Partnering for Prosperity’: A new deal for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc’ which identifies a number of opportunities to improve transport services in and around the proposed South Oxford Science Village.

The report, which recommends that the passenger branch of the Cowley line is re-opened by 2019 to support housing and employment growth, seeks to outline a new deal between central government and the local areas. Commitment to providing new strategic infrastructure must be matched with ambition and commitment at a local level to deliver major housing growth and create places in which people want, and can afford, to live and work.’

The recommendations in the report reinforce our belief that the South Oxford Science Village is the most suitable option for delivering homes and employment opportunities for South Oxfordshire and we look forward to seeing these transport improvements delivered as soon as possible.

You can find the full report here.