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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

I would like to request information as to the number of former railway tunnels that are under the ownership/responsibility of Highways England or any subsidiary of Highways England.

Yours faithfully,
MBradley

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr Bradley

Please find attached our response to your recent FoI Request.

Kind Regards

Dave Parker
Historical Railways Estate (on behalf of Department for Transport)
Highways England | 37 Tanner Row | York | Y01 6WP
General Office: +44 (0) 1904 621924
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7714 431547
Web: http://www.highwaysengland.co.uk

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Dear Mr Parker,

Thank you for your response and for providing the requested information.

Yours faithfully
MBradley

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of the handling of the FOIR made by myself on the 5th December 2017. HE Ref: CRS-757486. A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

I am making this request for the following reason/s...

In relation to a FOIR made by myself on the 19th December 2017 also via ‘Whatdotheyknow’,
HE ref: CRS-757893 and in response to a request for clarification I was informed on the 12th February 2018 that “It is the combined total of 169 tunnels which are currently in the ownership of the Secretary of State for Transport.”

Also in relation to the aforementioned request, upon the 6 page of the information that I received as to the location of the 169 railway tunnels “that are inspected and maintained by Highways England on behalf of the secretary of state for transport and the further 12 tunnels that are subject of a maintaining lease agreement with Sustrans.” the third record from the bottom of the table is that of Clayton Tunnel, with its identified location of ‘Bradford’.

In response to a FOIR made by myself on the 5th February 2018 regarding “Clayton Tunnel, Bradford, West Yorkshire” HE ref: CRS-759290 I was informed the following day on the 6th February 2018 that “Clayton Tunnel is not owned by the Secretary of State for Transport.” and that “ The tunnel was sold by the former British Railways Board in 1969.”.

Upon seeking clarification due to their being another Clayton Tunnel located within West Sussex, this one however still in railway use but includes a cottage above the tunnel mouth as part of its design. I was subsequently informed on the 8th February 2018 that the previous response given by Highways England was “correct and did relate to Clayton Tunnel in West Yorkshire”.

I am therefore of the opinion that the provided information is inaccurate and may therefore be incomplete.

Yours faithfully,
Michael Bradley

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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A map of the roads for which we are responsible can be found here
[1]http://www.highways.gov.uk/publications/... If
the road you’re interested in isn’t on this map it will fall under the
jurisdiction of the local authority.  You can find details of local
authorities using the search facility on the gov.uk website
at: [2]https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council

 

If your email does relate to an issue on Highways England's network it
will be passed to the relevant team within Highways England and they will
respond to you within a maximum of 15 working days.

 

If you’ve made a request under the Freedom of Information Act we will
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Kind regards

 

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