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Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Save the Woodhead Tunnel!

The Woodhead Manchester-Sheffield rail route, closed since 1981, is under threat of permanent extinction. But it can still be saved with your help.

Against the wishes of the Peak District National Park and local MPs, National Grid are proposing to re-cable their power lines through the (new) 1954 Woodhead tunnel and eliminate forever this low carbon, trans-Pennine freight and passenger route. We’re calling for National Grid to find an alternative and campaigning to re-open the Woodhead rail route.

We all now understand the need to fight climate change yet this move will see a cheap, simple solution irretrievably lost.