Queensbury Tunnel abandonment Repair overestimate

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Queensbury Tunnel abandonment Repair overestimate

Postby The utility cyclist » 11 Oct 2016, 5:21pm

http://road.cc/content/news/207554-new- ... -%C2%A328m
and previously http://road.cc/content/news/196730-ligh ... ycle-route
Here's the T&A article but you need to fill in a survey! :roll: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/n ... st___2_8m/

So it would appear that a report/findings by Jacobs Engineering estimated the cost to make the tunnel useable/safe for cycling and walking at £35M. This was funded/commissioned by the Historical Railways Estate (HRE) and that original report presented to former Transport minister, Robert Goodwill, who then decided renovation was too expensive
Filling it in with various materials is going to cost £3m.

However, a subsequent report by the people whom wish to keep the tunnel open suggest from their findings/experts it'll only be £2.8M to make it navigable/safe for people on bikes/foot.
Would be the longest tunnel in Europe dedicated to such. Seems a worthwhile venture if the money is earmarked to fill in is used to actually keep it open!

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Re: Queensbury Tunnel abandonment Repair overestimate

Postby Paulatic » 11 Jun 2019, 7:36am

Update:Queensbury Tunnel abandonment plans...
https://www.change.org/p/securing-a-ben ... tm_term=cs

They need you to object to plans to close it
https://planning.bradford.gov.uk/online ... ent&keyVal
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Re: Queensbury Tunnel abandonment Repair overestimate

Postby reohn2 » 11 Jun 2019, 8:17am

Paulatic wrote:Update:Queensbury Tunnel abandonment plans...
https://www.change.org/p/securing-a-ben ... tm_term=cs

Signed :)

They need you to object to plans to close it
https://planning.bradford.gov.uk/online ... ent&keyVal

That page has been taken down and is now unavailable. :?
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Re: Queensbury Tunnel abandonment Repair overestimate

Postby mjr » 11 Jun 2019, 8:21am

You can't easily link individual applications on https://planning.bradford.gov.uk - the links expire and pages vanish.

Instead, simple search it for 19/02242/MAF
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Re: Queensbury Tunnel abandonment Repair overestimate

Postby reohn2 » 11 Jun 2019, 8:42am

mjr wrote:You can't easily link individual applications on https://planning.bradford.gov.uk - the links expire and pages vanish.

Instead, simple search it for 19/02242/MAF

Thanks for that.
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