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Should we buy Woodhead tunnels, DfT asks MPs

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20 September 2013
 

The DfT is considering whether to purchase two Victoria-era rail tunnels through the Pennines for possible future transport use. 

Minister of state for transport Simon Burns has written to local transport authorities and local MPs seeking their views on whether the Department should purchase the two Victorian tunnels on the former Woodhead route, which linked Manchester and Sheffield. 

British Rail closed the Woodhead route in 1981. By that time the Victorian single track tunnels...

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