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Proposed scheme timeline

2018

Round one consultation

2020

Round two consultation

2021

Targeted submission of the application for the TWAO to the Secretary of State for Transport

2022

Likely public inquiry

Permitted development works start (e.g. railway systems works)

2023

Anticipated TWAO decision from the Secretary of State for Transport

2023/24

Railway works requiring TWAO consent start

2028

2028 onwards – Benefits realisation, in stages

2033

Indicative completion; associated capacity and performance benefits

All time-scales are indicative and dependant of approvals and subject to funding.