January 2021

The government announces a funding package of £34m towards the total cost of £166m. This will allow land acquisition to commence and planning applications to be submitted. The Council will need to submit further business case in the Autumn for release of the remaining money, but with this level of finance already committed, it is now hard to think we won’t get the full go-ahead. The target remains for trains to be running by 2023 / 2024

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