Detailed design of all the new infrastructure requirements should be completed by mid 2021 and a Design and Build contract will be let soon after that. The aspiration is for the line to open with the new passenger service by 2023/4.
Source: Beeching Reversed: Reopening of the Northumberland Line, on RailEngineer website.
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Beeching Reversed: Reopening of the Northumberland Line, on RailEngineer website
Changes made to the proposed new Northumberland Line rail link, on Northumberland Gazette website (July 2020).