New Trans-Pennine Route

As someone who, over the years, has traversed the Pennines between the White Rose and the Red Rose Counties more times than I care to remember I should declare an interest in the subject of cross Pennine travel at the outset.

I am in favour of a new route across the Pennines and I was pleased to see the Government yesterday published the first results of the official study they have commissioned to investigate whether a new route across the Pennines is achievable.

The report can be read in full here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/manchester-to-sheffield-trans-pennine-road-tunnel-routes-shortlisted

Of course, it will be years before such an ambitious project will see the light of day but we have to start somewhere.

Published by David Nuttall

Business and Political Consultant