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Friday, 24 October 2008

Tunnel re-cabling work on hold

LATEST NEWS: work on re-cabling in the Woodhead Tunnel by National Grid has been suspended. The revelation comes directly from the National Grid which has confirmed that no work would take place until April 2009 at the very earliest.

Anecdotal evidence suggests little work has actually taken place as National Grid prepare for the transfer of power cables from the Victorian tunnels into the more modern 1953 Tunnel sometime around 2010.

All this delay means the Save the Woodhead Tunnel Campaign have all the more time to make our case for the suspension of the re-cabling work and the re-opening of the Tunnel to rail.