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.
Source: Guardian Transport