The area around Twyford and Steeple Claydon in north Buckinghamshire, not long ago a quiet rural backwater, is now alive with hi-vis vests and yellow machinery. For it is here that the East West Rail (EWR) line from Oxford to Milton Keynes and Bedford will pass over HS2 as it runs from London to Birmingham. The EKFB joint venture on the HS2 project (comprising Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and Bam Nuttall) is charged with constructing the bridge here, along with 3.5km of the new EWR line.

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