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  • Timeline - Northern Hub

    Our plan for faster, more frequent rail services across the north


    NHub timeline

    1  Spring 2010: Network Rail launches Northern Hub report
    2  Summer 2012: Government sets out national rail service requirements for five year period (2014 – 2019) and announced full funding for the Northern Hub project
    3  January 2013: Network Rail publishes Strategic Business Plan 2014-2019
    4  Summer 2013: Work starts (between Huyton and Roby)
    5  Autumn 2013: Office of Rail Regulation decides on funding available to meet Network Rail’s plans, including Northern Hub proposals
    6  Winter 2016: Phase 1 (Ordsall Chord) completes
    7  Winter 2018: Phase 2 (remaining schemes) complete

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