Saturday 21 February 2009

Standedge Tunnel

Standedge Tunnel
21st February 2009

My reliable sources tell me that when Standedge Tunnel reopens next month, it will do so for three days each week - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. That will be a big step forward from the Wednesday and Friday options which have prevailed to date, and should stimulate additional traffic on this under used waterway.

What my sources are less clear about is the means of passage. I was expecting the electric tugs to be withdrawn in favour of a skippered solution, but it seems that this has yet to be decided.

A decision is due imminently, apparently. Watch this space....... I will let you know when I hear more.

Capt A

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