The Woodhead Rolling Highway

The Rolling Highway and Woodhead Railway will be able to remove over 150,000 Tonnes Of Carbon Dioxide Per Year From Our Atmosphere …

If you’ve ever travelled between Manchester and Sheffield, this picture will be a familar sight to you. 

The constant congestion we see along the A628 and A616 trunk roads, through the towns and villages of Gee Cross, Hyde, Hattersley, Hollingworth, Mottram and Tintwistle, is having a detrimental affect to our health, well being and prosperity. Promises of a bypass have been ongoing for years, yet little happens.

 It is high time, therefore, that we in the North did something about it. We cannot continue to put up with all the investment going on in the south, such as HS1, Crossrail and HS2, at the expense of the Northern regions.

Grand Northern is all about reversing this one sided trend. We will rebuild the Woodhead Railway Line and create a major new conduit linking the North West with the North East of England. What’s more this will be achieved at no cost to the tax payer.

The Grand Northern Rolling Highway Will Have The Capacity To Remove Over 90% Of The HGV Traffic Currently Going Through Or Stuck In Our Villages

Grand Northern In The News …

£3.5 Billion Economic Benefit To The North West


Under the proposal to re-open the Woodhead Railway as a Rolling Highway between Manchester and Sheffield, including plans to add East West Coast Intermodal Freight and Intercity Passenger rail services, Grand Northern Group’s strategy is expected to bring an economic benefit of over £3.5 Billion Regionally and £10 Billion Nationally. 

Pictured is one of three 3 mile long tunnels at Woodhead that go under the Pennines. This was completed in 1952 and, along with the Woodhead Railway Line, closed in 1981. Travesty or what?