Feasibility study planned for Scotland-NI tunnel

It’s expected that plans for a feasibility study into the building of a tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland will be recommended this week.

The Sunday Telegraph reported that a review by Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy should say that civil servants should formally appraise the plans for “a fixed link” between the two islands, most probably between Stranraer and Larne. He’s also expected to recommend a major upgrading of road and rail links between the four nations of the UK.

The undersea tunnel has won the enthusiastic private backing of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Alister Jack, the Scotland Secretary.

The link would be the same length as the Channel Tunnel and the Telegraph says it’ll go some way to smoothing the flow of freight between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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