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East-west rail tunnel touted to ease Gtr Manchester’s rail capacity crunch

Rail

Andrew Forster
15 May 2020
The Castlefield corridor between Manchester Piccadilly and Deansgate is a major bottleneck
The Castlefield corridor between Manchester Piccadilly and Deansgate is a major bottleneck

 

A rail tunnel under Manchester is the best way to relieve the notoriously congested two-track Castlefield corridor between Deansgate and Piccadilly stations, according to a new report. 

Revisiting High Speed North was commissioned by pro-HS2 organisation Greengauge 21 and is authored by Ian Wray, a visiting professor at Liverpool University’s Heseltine Institute; transport consultant David Thrower; and Greengauge 21 founder Jim Steer. 

The report revisits ideas originally set...

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