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Trans-Pennine Tunnel: completion ‘at least 20-25 years away’

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16 December 2016
 

A Trans-Pennine road tunnel connecting Greater Manchester with South Yorkshire would not open until the late 2030s or early 2040s, according to a new report on the plan.  

“The proposed strategic link would be likely to open 20-25 years from now,” says the stage 3 report of the Trans-Pennine Tunnel study by the DfT, Highways England and Transport for the North. 

The road would be 24-26 miles long, depending on the route selected, and could comprise a tunnel section of...

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