MP David Morris wants a Morecambe Bay tunnel

David Morris MP

David Morris MP

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AN MP is to lobby for a tunnel for vehicles under Morecambe Bay which would create a link between Furness and Heysham.

Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris has spoken in favour of an underwater link between Cumbria and Lancashire, saying National Grid is considering a similar project to carry electricity cables under the bay.

“There will be mutual benefits,” he said. “A tunnel would improve the economy here in Morecambe and Lunesdale, allowing people from places like Barrow easy access to day trip to Morecambe, and will give commuters better access to the other side of the bay, especially those who work at places such as BAE Systems in Barrow.”

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But Amina Lone, Labour candidate for the Lunesdale area, has hit out at the idea.

“Whilst I welcome any attempt to alleviate the pressure on the roads in and around Morecambe, I cannot help but think that these grand ideas deflect attention away from the fact that our NHS is in crisis and our local hospital is under threat,” she said.

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7:25pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Grumpyoldbiker says...

It must be the 'silly season'. If we were going to build a tunnel out of Morecambe the destination would it would have to be hot, dry and sunny. Sadly Barrow, much as I like the place, does not meet that criteria.
It must be the 'silly season'. If we were going to build a tunnel out of Morecambe the destination would it would have to be hot, dry and sunny. Sadly Barrow, much as I like the place, does not meet that criteria. Grumpyoldbiker
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9:57pm Wed 13 Aug 14

TwoHat says...

Cheaper to build a dam, put rail and road over it, and use the water to generate lots of electricity. Plus the lake created would be fantastic for tourism and leisure and water sports. Win win! And before all the twitchers complain, it wouldn't destroy wetlands, just move them further up. I bet you could get an EU grant for it too, which the tunnel probably wouldn't.
Cheaper to build a dam, put rail and road over it, and use the water to generate lots of electricity. Plus the lake created would be fantastic for tourism and leisure and water sports. Win win! And before all the twitchers complain, it wouldn't destroy wetlands, just move them further up. I bet you could get an EU grant for it too, which the tunnel probably wouldn't. TwoHat
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1:03pm Thu 14 Aug 14

WilliamT says...

Clearly, just being an MP is no guarantee that you're not deranged. This would be a £5 billion job if it's a penny, and probably a lot more.
Clearly, just being an MP is no guarantee that you're not deranged. This would be a £5 billion job if it's a penny, and probably a lot more. WilliamT
  • Score: 2

5:36pm Thu 14 Aug 14

shirtbox says...

TwoHat wrote:
Cheaper to build a dam, put rail and road over it, and use the water to generate lots of electricity. Plus the lake created would be fantastic for tourism and leisure and water sports. Win win! And before all the twitchers complain, it wouldn't destroy wetlands, just move them further up. I bet you could get an EU grant for it too, which the tunnel probably wouldn't.
Exactly what is needed,a tunnel combined within it,this would realy open up the West Coast for business and tourism and create thousands of jobs,just what is needed.
[quote][p][bold]TwoHat[/bold] wrote: Cheaper to build a dam, put rail and road over it, and use the water to generate lots of electricity. Plus the lake created would be fantastic for tourism and leisure and water sports. Win win! And before all the twitchers complain, it wouldn't destroy wetlands, just move them further up. I bet you could get an EU grant for it too, which the tunnel probably wouldn't.[/p][/quote]Exactly what is needed,a tunnel combined within it,this would realy open up the West Coast for business and tourism and create thousands of jobs,just what is needed. shirtbox
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5:48pm Thu 14 Aug 14

1207 says...

there is NO way that they will lay the electric cable under the bay it would cost to much, they will stick it through the National Park after a independent public enquire and as for the link between to run down DHS
hostels its about 50yrs to late David.
there is NO way that they will lay the electric cable under the bay it would cost to much, they will stick it through the National Park after a independent public enquire and as for the link between to run down DHS hostels its about 50yrs to late David. 1207
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8:54pm Thu 14 Aug 14

couldn't make it up says...

What is all the fuss about, spend billions on a railway journey that's going to save 10-15 minutes or so.
That's the future.
Common sense dose not prevail in local or national government.
Just look busy and do nothing constructive.
Waste of time!
What is all the fuss about, spend billions on a railway journey that's going to save 10-15 minutes or so. That's the future. Common sense dose not prevail in local or national government. Just look busy and do nothing constructive. Waste of time! couldn't make it up
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