In the Press

A collection of links to media stories about the tunnel and campaign to save it.

Telegraph & Argus (29th March 2021)

Landowner speaks out as Tory peer wades in on Queensbury Tunnel wrangle

The Yorkshire Times (26th March 2021)

Landowner speaks out as Tory peer wades in on Queensbury Tunnel wrangle

BBC News (17th March 2021)

Cost of keeping Queensbury Tunnel shut 'exceeds repair bill'

Yorkshire Times (8th March 2021)

Campaigners welcome tunnel protection

Telegraph & Argus (20th January 2021)

Campaigners fighting to save Queensbury Tunnel raise concern over £500k study

Yorkshire Post (10th December 2020)

Campaigners plan memorial to the 10 navvies who died building the Queensbury Tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (27th November 2020)

Campaigners hit out over 'shambolic' Queensbury Tunnel situation

Halifax Courier (5th October 2020)

Costs over Queensbury Tunnel closure reach more than £5 million, say campaigners

Halifax Courier (4th August 2020)

Campaigners describe Queensbury Tunnel developments as “beyond ridiculous”

Yorkshire Post (14th July 2020)

Yorkshire's Queensbury Tunnel gets £1m from government to help 'greenway' bid

Yorkshire Post (22nd June 2020)

Disappointment over 'inadequate' offer from Government to reopen Queensbury Tunnel in Yorkshire

Halifax Courier (9th June 2020)

Campaign group blasts rising costs of Queensbury Tunnel saga

Halifax Courier (28th April 2020)

Campaign group questions resumption of work at Queensbury Tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (18th April 2020)

Queensbury Tunnel Society claim 'non-essential' work is being carried out - despite lockdown

Keighley News (5th March 2020)

‘Delight’ at minister's support for reopening of disused railway tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (3rd March 2020)

Transport Secretary backs plan to reopen Queensbury Tunnel - stating it could be used for light rail

Halifax Courier (27th February 2020)

Campaigners condemn Highways England over CCTV at Queensbury tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (6th February 2020)

Government urged to intervene to save Queensbury Tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (22nd January 2020)

Campaigners battling to reopen historic railway tunnel praise support

Channel 4 (17th January 2020)

Campaigners seek to turn disused Victorian tunnel in Yorkshire into cycleway (video)

Yorkshire Post (5th January 2020)

Campaigners welcome Transport Secretary's intervention in row over transformation of Victorian railway tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (17th December 2019)

£23m funding bid to government for Queensbury Tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (28th October 2019)

Minister urged to step in as Queensbury Tunnel saga takes a dramatic turn

Telegraph & Argus (25th October 2019)

Campaigners claim emergency powers have been 'unlawfully abused' as Queensbury Tunnel saga rumbles on

BBC News (22nd October 2019)

Queensbury Tunnel: Emergency work 'could end cycle scheme'

Telegraph & Argus (21st October 2019)

Future of Queensbury Tunnel thrown into doubt (21st October 2019)

Queensbury Tunnel campaigners accuse Highways England of over-reaction as works suspended on safety grounds

Halifax Courier (14th October 2019)

Flooding at Queensbury Tunnel at the centre of latest row over structure's future

Huddersfield Examiner (7th October 2019)

Striking photographs taken by urban explorers inside disused railway tunnel

The Guardian (13th September 2019)

Crumbling Yorkshire rail tunnel could form part of new cycle route

BBC News (26th August 2019)

Cycle way campaigners offer tunnel vision

Telegraph & Argus (19th July 2019)

'Pure hypocrisy' - Queensbury Tunnel campaigners hit out at 'corner cutting to save money'

The Guardian (15th July 2019)

Campaign for Yorkshire cycle tunnel is backed by landowner

Telegraph & Argus (9th July 2019)

Government urged to step in to save Queensbury Tunnel from closure

Halifax Courier (9th July 2019)

Halifax MP Holly Lynch calls on Transport Minister to back ‘transformational’ Queensbury Tunnel campaign

Telegraph & Argus (28th June 2019)

Queensbury Tunnel would be the 'jewel' in a multi-million pound Bradford to Halifax Greenway, campaigners say

Yorkshire Times (11th June 2019)

Objections Flood In Against Tunnel Plans

Telegraph & Argus (6th June 2019)

Battle to save Queensbury Tunnel looms as plans to seal it up are lodged

Telegraph & Argus (6th April 2019)

MPs back Queensbury Tunnel rescue

Halifax Courier (6th March 2019)

Investigation launched by Environment Agency over pollution in Queensbury stream

Keighley News (3rd March 2019)

Government accused of trying to 'kill off by stealth' plan for tunnel cycleway

Yorkshire Times (18th February 2019)

'Fragile' road prompts complaints

Telegraph & Argus (5th February 2019)

Cycle tunnel could bring 'international attention' to Bradford - Council bosses told

Yorkshire Times (29th January 2019)

Tunnel visit inspires cycling vision

Yorkshire Post (17th January 2019)

Campaigners concerned over potential stream pollution from Queensbury Tunnel works

Halifax Courier (15th January 2019)

No end in sight over Queensbury Tunnel row

Telegraph & Argus (6th December 2018)

CCTV cameras spark fury from Queensbury Tunnel campaigners

Telegraph & Argus (21st November 2018)

Cycling trail group backs Queensbury Tunnel restoration

Keighley News (15th November 2018)

Fears for long term future of disused tunnel

The Yorkshire Times (24th October 2018)

Tunnel scheme “likely to have significant effects on the environment”

Yorkshire Post (23rd October 2018)

Queensbury Tunnel safety concerns reported to HSE

Telegraph & Argus (11th October 2018)

Men killed during construction of Queensbury Tunnel would 'turn in graves' if it was closed, say campaigners

Telegraph & Argus (27th September 2018)

Work on Queensbury Tunnel delayed after flooding

Halifax Courier (10th September 2018)

Calls for Transport Secretary to intervene over future of Queensbury Tunnel

Halifax Courier (6th September 2018)

Safety work to start on Queensbury Tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (27th July 2018)

Petition to save Queensbury Tunnel nearing 10,000 signatures

BBC News (20th July 2018)

'Risky' Queensbury Tunnel is 'generally stable', say campaigners

New Civil Engineer (16th July 2018)

Olympic champion backs calls to save Victorian tunnel

Rail Engineer (12th July 2018)

The Queensbury conundrum

The Yorkshire Times (2nd July 2018)

Influential voices heard in Queensbury Tunnel campaign

Halifax Courier (26th June 2018)

Councillors hit back in Queensbury tunnel row

Telegraph & Argus (25th June 2018)

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins writes to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over future of Queensbury Tunnel

Keighley News (9th February 2018)

Emotional return to the Queensbury Tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (6th February 2018)

Bradford MP asks Minister to wait as study on Queensbury Tunnel is made

Telegraph & Argus (2nd February 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith MP pledges to help Queensbury Tunnel campaigners

Keighley News (26th January 2018)

Videos produced as part of battle to save historic railway tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (17th January 2018)

Light at the end of the Queensbury Tunnel as Council agrees to look into taking ownership

The Yorkshire Times (17th January 2018)

Councillors voice support for Queensbury Tunnel path

The Yorkshire Times (10th January 2018)

Political developments in Queensbury Tunnel campaign

Sky News (6th January 2018)

Campaigners say deal 'close' to turn Queensbury railway line into UK's longest cycle tunnel (2nd January 2018)

Campaign stepped up for Queensbury Tunnel bike route in West Yorkshire

The Guardian (1st January 2018)

New push to make England's longest cycle tunnel a reality

Telegraph & Argus (17th August 2017)

New study looks at costs and benefits of ambitious Queensbury Tunnel cycle path plan

Halifax Courier (8th August 2017)

Campaigners create virtual bike ride in bid to open Queensbury Tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (11th July 2017)

Future of historic tunnel up for debate at pub

Telegraph & Argus (26th March 2017)

Society reveals stories of ten men who died helping to build Queensbury Tunnel

Pulse (16th February 2017)

New tunnel cheaper than HRE's repair cost

Halifax Courier (1st December 2016)

Campaigners launch petition to save historic Queensbury Tunnel

Telegraph & Argus (24th October 2016)

Tunnel designated as Historical Engineering Work

road cc (10th October 2016)

New report estimates subterranean cycle route cost at £2.8m

BBC News (10th October 2016)

Queensbury tunnel cycleway could cost 'just £2.8m', say campaigners

Telegraph & Argus (10th October 2016)

Campaigners say Queensbury railway tunnel cycle path would cost just 2.8m - not the 35m estimated by Government

Telegraph & Argus (17th August 2015)

Boost for plan to reopen Queensbury Tunnel as engineer declares scheme viable

Telegraph & Argus (27th April 2015)

Work to drain flooded cutting is 'next step' in plan to create underground cycleway

The Rail Engineer (18th August 2014)

Nothing to commend them

RailStaff (24th June 2014)

Ministerial visit to Queensbury Tunnel

Bradford Telegraph & Argus (24th June 2014)

Government minister's praise for Queensbury tunnel cycle plans

Yorkshire Post (23rd June 2014)

Minister’s visit gives push to tunnel campaign

Halifax Courier (22nd June 2014)

Queensbury Tunnel to get visit from Minister

Bradford Telegraph & Argus (20th June 2014)

Transport Minister to view plan to re-open Victorian railway tunnel

Bradford Telegraph & Argus (15th May 2014)

Transport Minister agrees to visit Queensbury Tunnel and talk to campaigners

Yorkshire Post (12th May 2014)

Heritage centre hope for famous mills site

Halifax Courier (11th May 2014)

Queensbury Tunnel 'a possible option'

Bradford Telegraph & Argus (8th May 2014)

Let’s take opportunity to secure tunnel fund

Bradford Telegraph & Argus (3rd May 2014)

New group is told ‘funding will be an issue’ before it has held its first meeting
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Bradford Telegraph & Argus (28th April 2014)

Group outlines new three-stage scheme to help regenerate Queensbury

Keighley News (7th April 2014)

Cullingworth to Queensbury cycle tunnel ‘would be the longest in Europe’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus (31st March 2014)

Group hopes Grand Depart will to put Queensbury Tunnel cycle route bid in the spotlight

BBC News (20th February 2014)

Queensbury Tunnel could be Europe's longest underground cycleway

Halifax Courier (18th February 2014)

Queensbury Tunnel gains MP support

Halifax Courier (10th February 2014)

Campaign to save tunnel gathers pace

Keighley News (6th February 2014)

Keighley link tunnel plea goes to the government

Bradford Telegraph and Argus (4th February 2014)

Queensbury tunnel campaign: keep cycleway dream alive


Minister blames landowner for tunnel difficulties

Thursday 30 May 2024