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Sunday, 15 March 2009

Save the Woodhead Tunnel March newsletter

Launch of Save the Woodhead Tunnel Campaign in Yorkshire
At 3pm, Saturday 21st March 2009, Angela Smith, MP for Sheffield Hillsborough, will be speaking at the launch of the Woodhead Tunnel Yorkshire Campaign at the St Johns Community Centre, Penistone. Entrance is free to the event that includes buffet lunch and a showing of the vintage rail film, Electrics Across The Pennines. The campaign are asking local supporters, rail enthusiasts and environmentalists to turn out and show their support.

Local bypass scheme delayed
Many thanks to supporters of Save the Woodhead Tunnel campaign who made representations to 4NW asking for the Mottram-Tintwistle bypass to be delayed. Regional leaders announced last week that the scheme's funding will be delayed until at least 2015. The rejection of this road scheme only serves to highlight the importance of the Woodhead rail route and its potential roll in taking freight and passengers off the A628 road.

Next Save the Woodhead Tunnel campaign meeting
7.30pm this Thursday, 19th March 2009
Prince of Wales Pub, Glossop