As we progress the design/development work, we will consider, but not be limited to, the following factors in deciding on preferred options:
- does the option deliver the required capacity and meet stakeholder aspirations?
- is the option consistent with railway and wider social, environmental and economic policy?
- the impacts on communities and passengers
- environmental and sustainability impacts
- the amount of additional land that would be required to deliver the scheme
- is it affordable?
- can it be constructed?
- operational access requirements
Feedback is invited on these factors.