Translink is an organisation formed with the sole objective of
reinstating the Woodhead railway line, as a Rolling Highway.
What is a Rolling Highway?
The Rolling Highway is a means of carrying accompanied Heavy Goods
Vehicles by rail using "piggy back" trains.
The Rolling Highway would be a quick, safe and cost effective means
of carrying freight across the Pennines; a credible alternative
to using the heavily congested and dangerous A616/A628 single carriageway
trunk road. It would not require large terminals with heavy lift
equipment since the Judi Sbobet HGV vehicles simply roll on and roll off the
low floor wagons. The Rolling Highway system has proved to be extremely
successful in Europe for transportation across Alpine countries.