Laura Laker July 10 2016
There is hope for what could be Europe’s longest underground cycle route, through a disused rail tunnel, say campaigners, despite a Highways England estimate restoration work would be too costly, at £35m, to undertake.
The Government-owned company said work will begin to close the 1.4 mile long Queensbury Tunnel, which lies between Bradford and Calderdale, by the next summer – at a cost of £3m – unless another organisation steps forward.
However, campaigners, who question the £35m estimate, say they have managed to secure commitment from Calderdale and Bradford Councils, as well as Highways England, to part-fund a Sustrans study into making the tunnel part of a greenway. They hope to crowd-fund the remaining money required.