News that National Grid is to install a new supply point at Stalybridge, to support the forthcoming electrification of the transpennine route via Diggle, means that Woodhead will be contributing to the effectiveness of the electrified railway from December 2016.
The obvious disappointment is that this is not going to be via a reinstated railway line but instead increased use of the replacement National Grid cables through the new Woodhead Tunnel.
However the campaign to restore the rail route continues to grow and both Railfuture and the Campaign for Better Transport continue to support re-opening in order to improve rail links across the Pennines between two of Britain's biggest cities.
Our campaign group, Re-open the Woodhead Line meet every third Thursday in the month at Glossop Labour Club, 7.30pm.
Please feel free to join us at our next meeting this Thursday 17th of May. All Welcome