New push to make England's longest cycle tunnel a reality

New push to make England's longest cycle tunnel a reality

Campaigners say they could enhance West Yorkshire’s health and economy by converting an old railway line into a cycle-only route

A campaign has accelerated to turn an old railway line in Yorkshire into England’s longest cycle tunnel — instead of using £3m of public money to close it for ever.

The 1.4 mile (2.3km) Queensbury line, which runs 377ft (115m) below a hill between Halifax and Keighley in West Yorkshire, was closed in 1956 as rail travel declined and private car ownership increased.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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