The Northumberland Line (Ashington Blyth & Tyne Line Re-opening) Consultation has now closed. Our thanks to Council staff for all the hard work they have and are putting in managing the consultation and responding to comments. Just to be clear, the consultation was over some of the design detail, particularly station design and level crossing changes, not about whether the scheme should or should not go ahead at all. Indeed, we remain hopeful that a government funding decision will be announced very shortly, and the timescale of trains running by 2023 will be achieved.