Construction start date
16 September 2014
Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "Along with our partners, we are working very hard to deliver this important project which will have so many benefits for the area. The final bid for funding approval for the project will be sent to the Department for Transport in the next few weeks. If they give approval, construction should start in early 2015.
"We had originally hoped to start construction work at the end of 2014. A major railway project of this scale involves detailed negotiations, so proposed start dates are always subject to change. We have, with our partners, allowed for this in our plans for the scheme and we will let residents know once we have a definite date."