Welcome to the Local Representatives Groups home page


Here at East West Railway Company (EWR Co), we’re passionate about hearing what local representatives and their communities think about East West Rail (EWR). It means we can work together as we build a successful project that will deliver shorter journey times, lower transport costs and ease pressure on local roads while bringing people closer to the things that matter most – jobs, friends and family.

We’ve set up 17 Local Representatives Groups in all areas along the route where we will deliver EWR. The Groups include Councillors, Parish and Town Councils, and representatives from EWR Co. They offer an open forum for discussions – a place to share information, ask questions, cover any concerns people might have and get answers. They also allow us to give project updates and understand details of all relevant local issues.

The Groups are just one of the ways local communities can connect with our team through their representatives during all stages of the project, including planning, construction and operation of the railway.

The Groups meet regularly – around four times a year. Because of Covid recommendations at the time of planning, the first round of meetings were held virtually in February/March 2022. However, all Groups have been offered the flexibility to decide whether they’d like to continue meeting virtually or would rather meet face-to-face, or a combination of the two in a hybrid setting, in the future.

Find out what’s happening in each Group

You can stay up to date with what’s happening in each Group by using the links below. Each Group has its own dedicated site which include agendas, meeting notes, Terms of Reference, maps, presentations, and other reference material to support the meetings.

Local Representatives Groups:

Links to the sites for each Group will be added over the coming weeks.


Here at East West Railway Company (EWR Co), we’re passionate about hearing what local representatives and their communities think about East West Rail (EWR). It means we can work together as we build a successful project that will deliver shorter journey times, lower transport costs and ease pressure on local roads while bringing people closer to the things that matter most – jobs, friends and family.

We’ve set up 17 Local Representatives Groups in all areas along the route where we will deliver EWR. The Groups include Councillors, Parish and Town Councils, and representatives from EWR Co. They offer an open forum for discussions – a place to share information, ask questions, cover any concerns people might have and get answers. They also allow us to give project updates and understand details of all relevant local issues.

The Groups are just one of the ways local communities can connect with our team through their representatives during all stages of the project, including planning, construction and operation of the railway.

The Groups meet regularly – around four times a year. Because of Covid recommendations at the time of planning, the first round of meetings were held virtually in February/March 2022. However, all Groups have been offered the flexibility to decide whether they’d like to continue meeting virtually or would rather meet face-to-face, or a combination of the two in a hybrid setting, in the future.

Find out what’s happening in each Group

You can stay up to date with what’s happening in each Group by using the links below. Each Group has its own dedicated site which include agendas, meeting notes, Terms of Reference, maps, presentations, and other reference material to support the meetings.

Local Representatives Groups:

Links to the sites for each Group will be added over the coming weeks.

Page last updated: 27 Apr 2022, 04:52 PM