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Going underground
Thursday 23rd July 2015 @ 13:54 by Max Wieland
Community News

Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed plans to explore the possibility of tunnels under the Peak District.

He said the rail and road study would look into the technical feasibility, benefits and impacts of constructing a tunnel that would link Manchester and Sheffield.

Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan  Reynolds and Glossop MP Andrew Bingham have welcomed the move but say any tunnel plans must be in addition to the Mottram Bypass announced before the election.

Full story in this week’s Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle.