In 2019 we held a non-statutory public consultation, talking with people living and working across the route corridor, elected representatives and many other organisations and interest groups. Using their comments alongside environmental, economic and technical studies, a Preferred Route Option was chosen in early 2020.
We are now beginning to develop options for the Preferred Route Alignment. The team will also consider station sites, start to survey land, and study connections with local transport networks. Once options for the Preferred Route Alignment are sufficiently advanced, we’ll present them as part of a second round of non-statutory consultation so that you can have your say.
In the meantime: