Mar 2020 – Bradford to Keighley, West Yorkshire

An article appeared in the Bradford Telegraph & Argus on 3rd March, reporting that Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport, has rejected the plan to close and partially infill Queensbury Tunnel. He thinks that other possible uses are as a cycle track, a tramway, or part of a light railway system. As regular readers of these pages probably know, restoration of the tunnel is part of the ‘North of England Connecting Communities Initiative’. It is good to see Mr Shapps supporting the local community’s view and also resisting the negativity of the DfT. (Graham Daurge)