CCT responds to HS2 route
The Chesterfield Canal in the UK is 46 miles long. For 30 years the volunteers of the Chesterfield Canal Trust have campaigned for its restoration, and now there are only 8 miles left to complete.
The suggested route for the new $ 80 Billion UK High Speed rail line from Birmingham to Leeds, if adopted, would STOP any further restoration, because the rail route lies on top of the canal - at the same level.
The Chesterfield Canal Trust has sent a response to HS2 asking for talks to make sure that both the rail line and canal can co-exist.
No decision on the final line is expected until December, 2014
The total cost of the canal restoration is $80 million