Reports & Materials

© Forgotten Relics
Open letter to Grant Shapps (1.0MB)
A second open letter sent to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on 20 July 2020, including an exchange of letters between a local councillor and Highways England.
Open letter to Grant Shapps (44kB)
An open letter sent to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on 25 June 2020, asking for the proposed Bradford-Halifax Greenway to be properly funded.
Queensbury Tunnel: Emergency infilling of No.2 Shaft (2.2MB)
A report into the circumstances surrounding the emergency infilling of No.2 Shaft, carried out by Highways England in October 2019.
Bradford-Halifax Greenway advocacy document (4MB)
Produced by Bradford Council, this document has been developed to support funding bids for a Greenway connecting Bradford and Halifax via Queensbury Tunnel.
Queensbury Tunnel: Risk to the Community (3.1MB)
A report into the current (July 2018) condition of Queensbury Tunnel and its deep shafts, the potential for a deterioration which has an impact on surface properties, and whether there has been any appreciable change in risk profile since two partial collapses occurred in 2013-14.
Open letter to Jesse Norman MP (Cycling Minister) (817K)
A letter signed by MPs, councillors and others with a cycling influence asking for the Department for Transport to halt HRE's abandonment plans pending a review of the challenges and benefits of reopening the tunnel.
Campaign Information Sheet (348K)
A one-page summary of the campaign, looking at the whys, wherefores, costs and benefits of a cycle network built around Queensbury Tunnel.
Sustrans: Economic Impact Study (1.9MB)
A study estimating the construction costs and economic benefits from a cycle path network around Queensbury Tunnel.
Bradford Cycling Strategy (2016-2026) (2.5MB)
The Bradford Cycling Strategy aims to create the space and opportunity for everyone who wants to be involved in cycling in our district to do so, to the maximum possible level of enjoyment and utility.

Hosted by Cycle Bradford (external website)

Queensbury Tunnel: Those Who Gave Their Lives (5.3MB)
A study of the ten men who were killed during the tunnel's construction, looking at the circumstances of their deaths and biographical information.
Queensbury Tunnel: Cost Comparisons (2.0MB)
A study of tunnelling costs, providing some context to the repair figure of £35.4 million put forward for Queensbury Tunnel by the Historical Railways Estate and Jacobs, its consulting engineers.
Queensbury Tunnel: Asset or Liability? (25.5MB)
A report into the condition of the tunnel, an overview of HRE's abandonment strategy, the Society's proposed remediation plan and associated costing, and a number of possible ownership options.
Queensbury Tunnel: Asset or Liability? (10.6MB)

As above, but with low-resolution photos.

Costing Poster (333kB)


Minister blames landowner for tunnel difficulties

Saturday 13 July 2024