"A Voice for Durham Coast Rail Users"

Teesside Mayor Ben  Houchen & Hartlepool Council Leader Shane Moore have announced that £1.5m has been made available for a GRIP 3 study for returning Hartlepool’s disused up platform to service . GRIP is Network Rail’s ‘Governance for Railway Investment Projects’ process and has eight stages from Output Definition to Project Close Out. The present study, which is intended to be completed by March 2021, will cover Output Definition, Feasibility and Option Selection i.e developing  the options, then assessing the most appropriate to meet the requirements and confirming that they can be economically delivered. Only after this has been completed and approved can the project move on to detailed design.