Trampower

Last Thursday ourselves and Friends of Reddish South along with Ann Nunnerley and Nigel Gilmore from Tameside Council met representatives from a tram company called Trampower. Their proposal is to connect the Sheffield Tram system with Metrolink by using the Woodhead Tunnel.

From Sheffield the system will start from the town centre with stops at Parkwood, Hillsborough, Oughtbridge, Deepcar , Stocksbridge, Penistone, and Dunford bridge, and then pass through the Woodhead Tunnel on exit from the Tunnel the next stops are Hadfiekd/Tintwistle, Dinting , Hyde North, Guide Bridge then Denton Parkway which will be a terminus because of where it is situated at the junction of the M60 and the M67. There will be trams carrying on through Reddish South into Stockport and onto Altrincham with a stop at Baguley to connect with the Metrolink to the Airport they will then feed back to Denton Parkway. They also want to connect with the Metrolink at Ashton Moss.

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  1. A bit worried about the “Trampower” meeting on Oct 18th. How much credibility do they have? Are they aware that the new tunnel has a National grid cable through it, and the old twin tunnels have been blocked with concrete? There was an organisation called “Translink” with a proposal for piggybacking lorries on flat rail trucks through Woodhead, but the “company” turned out to be a fantasy with no assets and no published accounts. I would be fascinated to have an account of the meeting, and learn the background of its promoters.

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