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Strategic case for Pennine road tunnel hasn’t been proven

Anthony Rae, Volunteer transport campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport / Friends of the Earth, Hebden Bridge HX7
02 September 2016
 

According to the DfT “there is a clear strategic case” for the Trans-Pennine Tunnel road scheme (‘DfT reveals options for major interurban road construction’ LTT 19 Aug). It would indeed be “the most ambitious road scheme undertaken in the UK for more than five decades”, but what exactly is the justification, within the overall context of a Northern Powerhouse transport strategy, of spending billions of pounds to increase capacity and reduce journey times on...

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