From next year services from Oxford to Bletchley and Milton Keynes Central will be reintroduced. The railway line between Oxford and Bedford via Bicester Town and Bletchley will also be electrified. But the plans are wrapped with a warning.
From 2024 the West Coast main line - as Britain's busiest and most economically vital rail artery - will be full with no more space to accommodate the expected growth in demand.
Network Rail believe HS2 would solve the capacity crunch set to face passengers and businesses on the line.
More top news
Sleet and snow overnight in some parts of the Anglia region leading to some settled snow. Wintry showers on Saturday.
Leaders Northampton face Harlequins at English rugby HQ
Cloudy skies with a southeasterly breeze picking up and rain reaching western counties by dusk, perhaps snow in places later.