Mps oppose fuel transport plans for a fuel-saving rail tunnel under London’s rail yard
London could become the world’s first city to build a new tunnel to transport coal via rail.
The new tunnel will replace Britain’s current fleet of underground coal transport schemes, known as “the Great Underground Roadway”, which currently operate on the North-East mainline and provide the bulk of London’s coal.
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Last year London voted against a plan to build an underground tunnel between Heathrow Airport and Waterloo station that would have covered over 25% of the rail network in the west of the capital.
The vote was a blow to transport critics who had urged that the capital have the lowest speed of any UK city.
“This is a decision that will change London. It is more than just a technical choice, this decision will transform London,” said Andrew Gillig바카라an, managing director of rail safety at Transport for London.
“It will put us in a position where we can compete with countries like Australia for funding, or if we are on the receiving end of a terrorist attack we will still have safe and reliable railway links.”
Green party councillor Daniel Hannan said: “This is a massive step forward for the London Underground. The tunnel will provide a direct link into the core of London, saving lives and the environment.”
• Underground tunnel could eventually stretch for two miles