Trans-Pennine Tunnel Consultation

6th September 2016

On Thursday 22nd September the Trans Pennine Tunnel team will be coming to Sheffield Chamber to present the latest position and consult on the proposed options.

This is well into design and route evaluation and it is critically important we get our thoughts in now to avoid a last minute rush like we had with HS2. If you would like to attend this free event, please email Jenna Selwood -  jenna.selwood@scci.org.uk by 20th Sept 2016. Agenda: Our regular quarterly meeting will be held at the Chamber on that date and the first hour will be concerned with updating on the main transport developments.  From 09.30am to 10.30am we have a presentation by the Trans-Pennine Tunnel team who will update us on their study.  You may have seen the publicity over the past week, including some images of the tunnel with fake clouds and palm trees (to maintain driver awareness)!  One of the biggest road projects in Europe and probably the longest road tunnel.  It would be transformational in linking Manchester City Region with Sheffield City Region but will it ever get built?  Should we not be pushing for more modest improvements to the existing roads across the Pennines now, rather than waiting for this?  How does it benefit Sheffield without an adequate link into the centre of our city? We will be inviting representatives of other Chamber forums and members of the Chamber to attend this meeting.  Hopefully it will give everyone a fuller understanding of what is planned and why.  

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