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Jan 2012 Route confirmed by Government  
Nov 2013 Hybrid Bill (Phase 1) introduced to Parliament  
28th April 2014 Hybrid Bill (Phase 1) 2nd Reading in the Commons - decision made 'in principle'  
May 2015 Original target date for Royal Assent of Hybrid Bill (Phase 1) Nope!
end-2016 Second target date for Royal Assent of Hybrid Bill (Phase 1) Nope!
2017    
23rd February Royal Assent of Hybrid Bill (Phase 1) 9 months late
April 2017 Enabling works started on Phase 1: continue into 2018  
July 2017
Main contractors appointed for Phase 1: detailed design begins
 
July 2017 Hybrid Bill for Phase 2a presented to Parliament  
     
2018 Enabling works and detailed design of Phase 1 continues  
     
1st qtr 2019 Main on-site civil works due to begin and continue to 2025  
Dec 2019 Royal Assent for Phase 2a  
Oct 2022 Royal Assent for Phase 2b  
April 2024 First trains due for delivery  
2025 Trial running of trains begins on Phase 1  
Dec 2026 Scheduled services due to start... from Old Oak Common, London to Birmingham!  
Dec 2033 Scheduled services to Manchester & Leeds due to start
 
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