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Ask your MP to protect Woodhead Tunnel for rail use

Ask your MP to sign a parliamentary petition calling for Woodhead Tunnel to be protected for rail use Early Day Motion (EDM)

Woodhead rail tunnel must be safeguarded

National Grid plans to run cables through a disused rail tunnel. If it does, the Woodhead Tunnel couldn't be reopened for freight and passenger trains between Sheffield and Manchester. That would be a big mistake, because reopening the line could be used as an alternative to the congested road routes for both passengers and freight

Ask your MP to sign this EDM 459
Stringer, Graham
That this House believes that, at a time when the Government Rail White Paper endorses the strategic freight network and forecasts rail usage doubling over 30 years, National Grid's proposal to embark upon a cabling project through the Woodhead Tunnel between Manchester and Sheffield would mean an irrevocable loss of rail capacity; and therefore calls upon the Government to investigate and intervene on this issue as a matter of urgency to prevent this strategic rail route being lost forever.

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