PHEW Tunnels Sub Comittee

Progress – May 2018

Peter Harris continues to support the Queensbury Tunnel Society in their efforts to persuade Highways England not to close Queensbury Tunnel and allow Bradford City Council to re-open it as a cycle track. AECOM are assisting Bradford City with a study of the tunnel. Please support QTS: http://www.queensburytunnel.org.uk/

Peter has also recently visited South Wales and walked the two miles through Rhondda Tunnel after being winched down the old construction shaft by the MInes Rescue Service. Balfour beattie are currently doing a detailed survey of the tunnel for the Rhondda Tunnel Society. Peter will be recording Rhondda Tunnel as a Historic Engineering Work. With support from the local councils and the Welsh Assembly the RTS hope to open up the tunnel as a cycle track. It would be the longest in the UK: http://www.rhonddatunnelsociety.co.uk/