Trans-Pennine tunnel ‘could solve East to West conundrum’

BUSINESS leaders reckon one of the solutions to the Northern Powerhouse conundrum over East to West transport links – connecting Manchester with Newcastle – could be a Trans-Pennine tunnel.

Considered to be the region’s best thinkers, the panel at the UK Northern Powerhouse conference put it forward unanimously as one of the solutions to the longstanding problem.

Although introducing “smart motorways” was first on the list, John Cridland, chair of Transport of the North, urged tha... For the full story register now for free or login below...