See EWR Co’s announcement:
View EWR Co’s interactive preferred route option map
Bedford to Cambridge: The Preferred Route Option
EWR state: “Linking existing stations in Bedford and Cambridge with communities in Cambourne and the area north of Sandy, south of St. Neots, this route was the favourite among people who responded to our consultation on route options.”
That is, “the favourite” of the 5 Options presented, which excluded CBRR’s.
And “It also provides the most benefits for every £ of taxpayers’ money spent.”
That is, of the 5 Options presented. Actually, by their own admission, their own version of CBRR’s Route provided 10% better value-for-money than their ‘preferred’ Option E.
See Letter to Supporters, whose PS: Costing Analysis: gives details of how EWR Co came to make this admission, revealing an even better CBR. for details, and for more of CBRR’s comments. See also CBRR’s Press Release.