Where the S&D leads others follow - and this is one of the reasons it is so important for us to get at the head of the queue when the Great Rebuilding starts!
The Woodhead route was certainly one of those lines that should never have closed!
Reopen the Woodhead Line Campaign contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The principal objective of this campaign group is to promote the re-instatement of an ideally electrified railway between Manchester and Sheffield via the Woodhead tunnel. In March, the group hosted an illustrated talk by John Quick of the Great Central Railway Society on the history of the line up to the present day - over 60 people were there to see John‟s brilliant collection of slides.
The Reopen the Woodhead Line Campaign has announced a further meeting for Thu 26 May: a Local Rail Campaigners Summit, to be held at the Guide Bridge Theatre in Manchester. This will focus on the current situation and the project to restore the line as well as other campaigns at Denton and Reddish South. There will also be an event in July commemorating the 30th anniversary of the line's closure, with activities in both Manchester and Sheffield, a folk train and a challenge to cycle or walk to the line's mid point.